| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins.
Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million.
Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million.
Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Three Things to consider on a Soggy Sandy Friday:
Thing 1: Wrote today's column on Jack Meyer, better known as the "Good job! Good effort!" kid.
Marisol Meyer, Jack's 16-year-old sister, will soon be selling T-shirts with the slogan and a picture of...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:16 PM
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer.
The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:09 AM
Three Things to consider on this Miami Dolphins Victory Monday:
Thing 1: Reggie Bush, speaking in low, measured tones, sounded an ominous warning after Sunday's 17-14 win over the Rams.
The question was about rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:31 PM
NEW YORK — The big news coming before Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon was that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had benched their most expensive player, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, due to Rodriguez's continued...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:30 PM
NEW YORK -- If the Orioles advance to the American League Championship Series, their starting pitching options for the first two games in Detroit would hinge on how they use their staff tonight.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said "all hands are on...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he doesn't pay attention to the standings until August.
For the past 14 seasons, Orioles fans haven't had the need to either, their team usually already long out of contention by this time of year.
"I haven't looked...