| Jul 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
So, three of the biggest names potentially available at the non-waiver trade deadline are already off the block.
Philadelphia Phillies’ lefty Cole Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension, while the Miami Marlins traded third...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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.
| Mar 9, 2012
| 7:16 PM
JUPITER -- Nationals’ flame-throwing phenom Stephen Strasburg got all the attention, but Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc had the better outing Friday night at Roger Dean Stadium.
The Marlins beat the Nationals 3-0, with Strasburg taking the loss and...
| 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...
| 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’...
| 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 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...