| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers.
Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:47 PM
No. 6 Tigers: 25th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Diamondbacks.
This not just in: Justin Verlander is a stud.
He makes an in-his-prime Richard Gere look like Don Knotts. If he was a guitarist, Eric Clapton would never go on stage...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Robin Ventura? I guess this means "All in" is now "Everybody out of the Pool!" The only way this works is if Ventura gets to grow as they let the kids play as KW was quoted as saying recently. Otherwise, if they get a bench coach with managerial...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Carlos Beltran is a carpe diem sort of guy. He's on center stage again, and he's soaking it up.
No player is being pursued as widely as Beltran with baseball's non-waiver trade deadline a week away. And he's doing his part to make sure the Mets get a...
| Aug 2, 2011
Rangers, Braves fortified
Two of the biggest trade deadline acquisitions — Hunter Pence going to the Phillies and Carlos Beltran joining the Giants — came from teams already well-positioned to reach the playoffs....
| Aug 14, 2011
| 4:08 PM
From the Orioles' perspective, nearly everything seemed gloomy prior to Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers.
The weather was rainy and miserable, the tarp was on the field, and the forecast showed no let up in sight. Even if the game did go on as...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 1:23 PM
New Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel said after his near no-hitter that it was his new two-seam sinking fastball that really made the difference in his Orioles debut. Oddly enough, it is a pitch he added to his repertoire during the final half of spring...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Even though right-hander Jason Hammel is – at the age of 29 – the oldest pitcher in the Orioles' starting rotation, manager Buck Showalter has been careful in not labeling him the sage of the quintet.
Instead, Showalter had lumped Hammel with...