| Aug 9, 2014
| 10:17 PM
Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Jon Lester’s last 204 starts with Red Sox: one shutout. Lester’s first two starts with A’s: one...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:20 PM
BOSTON — Boston already has Big Papi. So let's call Yoenis Cespedes the Big Need.
The Red Sox needed power, especially right-handed pop. Cespedes had 17 home runs in Oakland in 2014. The entire Red Sox outfield has 14. It is a historical anemia...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees?
No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The unfamiliar and unwanted chill in the Florida air will soon subside, and that means one thing -- it's time for spring training baseball in the Sunshine State.
Pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Grapefruit League teams in the second week of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:23 PM
BOSTON – Orioles rookie third baseman Jonathan Schoop is still trying to feel his way through his first real opportunity to contribute as a major leaguer.
The organization’s top position player prospect, Schoop has had his share of growing...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:42 AM
The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues.
He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The Orioles had plenty of time to digest their 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards on Thursday night.
After dropping two of three to the defending World Series champions to open the season, they lingered in the home clubhouse, waiting to...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- It’s currently raining heavily here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the Orioles still hope to get this afternoon’s 1:05 p.m. game in against the Boston Red Sox.
That could be difficult. The forecast is calling for rain...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:10 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris continued to put up zeros this spring and the Orioles’ offense touched up one of the Boston Red Sox's top pitching prospects to pick up a 7-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
| May 5, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer.
The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...