| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- Right-hander Aaron Nola certainly helped himself by going to college.
In 2011, Nola was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round of the baseball draft, but he decided to head to LSU, where his older brother, Austin, was an All-...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:44 AM
We have lost five games that Gavin Floyd has started. I continue to notice that our pitchers cannot go more than six innings. If this is the case, manager Robin Ventura better start using his relievers at least two innings before switching to matchups....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:10 PM
With the hot start and the offense progressing, do you see the Bears initiating contract extension talks with Jay Cutler before the end of season? -- @Benyaminr from Twitter
I got exactly a one-week reprieve from a mailbag packed with questions about...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:06 PM
The frenzy of transactions that previewed this year's winter meetings gave way to a slow opening day Monday, and along with that, the Orioles resumed a methodical plan of improving their club for next season.
The Orioles reopened talks with...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Local product and free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd, who is coming off season-ending elbow surgery, is close to signing a one-year deal with an undisclosed club not believed to be the Orioles, according to an industry source.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Please, please, please tell me there's a chance the Sox can get rid of Adam Dunn before next year. I can't take another year of watching him strike out. There's a reason that he's never been on a playoff team -- because he's on the team! He may be a...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:21 AM
It was the spring of Gavin Floyd's senior year, and professional baseball scouts were flocking to his games at Mount St. Joseph High School.
A right-handed pitcher with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, Floyd was considered one of the top...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:16 AM
I was asked before the Orioles left for their 11-game, three-city swing out west what would constitute a successful trip. I said 6-5. Luckily I wasn’t asked to amend it after the Orioles won three of four in Oakland.
They ended up 7-4. And that...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Saturday's Alumni Game at Mount St. Joseph marked the celebration of the school's rich baseball heritage. It also marked the end of an era.
Before a crowd of supporters and former players, Gaels coach Dave Norton officially announced his retirement...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Local product Gavin Floyd might not pitch in a major league game until May after having elbow surgery last season, but the prospect of his healthy return in 2014 was enough for the Atlanta Braves to sign the free-agent right-hander to a one-year,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The Orioles made a significant attempt to bring Gavin Floyd home to Baltimore, according to an industry source, but the free-agent right-hander decided on a lesser, shorter deal with the Atlanta Braves in order to re-enter the open market again next...