| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. Even after a day in which the college baseball world used the Phillies organization as its speed bag, it is important to remember that the real villains in amateur athletics are the Division I presidents. They serve as de facto...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:10 AM
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MLB Team Report - Cleveland Indians - INSIDE PITCH
At the start of spring training a year ago, Carlos Santana was the Cleveland Indians starting catcher and Yan Gomes was No.3, behind Santana and Lou Marson. At the start of spring...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:05 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. The record shows 42 games of major league experience for Ryne Sandberg, Mgr., but the real beginning arrived Thursday. The coaches and the players were his, along with an authority over the future that he lacked during the interim between...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I received plenty of feedback on Twitter — and, you can imagine, most of it wasn’t positive — regarding my story that the Orioles did not make official offers to either outfielder Nate McLouth or right-hander Scott Feldman before both...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:14 AM
When teams add players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, the moves don’t usually get a lot of fanfare.
The moves don't always involve the organization’s top prospects. Being protected means the player has been...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:56 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Jered Weaver allowed one run and five hits in seven splendid innings, "the best I've ever thrown the ball in Texas," he said, and J.B. Shuck, who got the silent treatment after hitting his first big league home run, responded by...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:09 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – The defensive deke play that Adam Jones made Saturday night to fool Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the basepaths in the second inning of the Orioles’ 7-4 win over Texas got lost in Baltimore’s offensive outburst,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:34 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — As the Orioles open up the unofficial second half of the season, they know that the Texas Rangers could be one of the teams they end up battling for a possible playoff spot.
So even though the three games here won’t be as...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:43 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The last time the Orioles had played at Rangers Ballpark, the night ended with a celebration in the visitor's clubhouse after they beat Texas in the first American League wild-card game.
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Just before he began warming up for his start Thursday night against the Texas Rangers, Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez was getting treatment in the trainer's room for a sudden flare up of back spasms.
But Gonzalez — who has been one of the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Major League Baseball finds itself with a real dilemma in the Biogenesis scandal. It's not whether to suspend the 20-plus players who are implicated; it's when to drop the hammer and take the artificially enhanced players off the field.