| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
MIAMI — Carlos Villanueva politely declined to talk about his gradual success since moving to the bullpen six weeks ago, and it had nothing to do with the fact his talents could attract playoff contending teams searching for versatile veteran...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Samardzija isn't scheduled to pitch until Tuesday night at Miami, but scouts are keeping busy evaluating other Cubs players.
Saturday's 7-4 loss Saturday to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park provided the latest sampling of who...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:06 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Travis Wood let out a big sigh and shook his head after Friday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park.
There were no positives he could take out of his 11th start, with lasted less than three innings.
"Yeah, that was a rough one," he...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:56 PM
The Cubs and White Sox are in varying states of development, harboring eclectic groups of transient veterans and emerging young players.
In the cases of many of these players, it will be: Now you see them, now you don't.
In the meantime, the work-in-...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Dodgers’ winning ways continued Sunday, but so did their hearts skipping a beat.
On an afternoon the Dodgers won their 14th consecutive road game with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field, their thoughts went less to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:38 PM
And then order was restored. All was calm. They worked counts, came up with some timely hits, made no real miscues.
It hardly hurt any that the Dodgers had their hottest pitcher – nope, not Clayton Kershaw – on the mound, but they did more...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:27 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
O's shut out for the first time in 49 games, lose to Jays...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:38 PM
With the way the Orioles have mixed and matched this season, bringing in rookies and former All-Stars, once-weres and never-have-beens to form an eclectic group that keeps winning when it's supposed to fall back to reality, perhaps Wednesday's 12-2...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:01 PM
TORONTO — Exactly seven weeks ago, the Orioles trailed the division-leading New York Yankees by 10 games. They were lingering just three games over .500. It appeared the O's weren't going to be able to keep pace with the powers of the American...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Take nothing away from the terrific performance by Joe Saunders on Monday afternoon at Rogers Centre that pulled the O’s to within a game of first place in the American League East, but it was obvious that the Blue Jays are vulnerable and the O&...