| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players. But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories. Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:14 PM
MIAMI — Third baseman Kris Bryant caught the eye of several Cubs players in spring training, so they were among the least surprised Wednesday with his long-awaited promotion from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa, where he will join top prospect...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood.
And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Steve Clevenger made the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster in each of the past two seasons as the team's backup catcher, but making the Orioles' roster this season and running down the orange carpet on Opening Day would hold...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Going over the list of the nearly 60 players who will be in Sarasota, Fla., when major league spring training opens for the Orioles next week and trying to project the club's 25-man roster for Opening Day is a tough task.
However, there are roughly 13...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:32 PM
It didn't happen immediately, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen slowly is emerging as the pitcher who excelled for the club in its surprising 2012 playoff run.
That could be a huge development for a team that sits alone, at least for now, atop the...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Ah, summer -- those three sun-kissed months when we can finally drag ourselves out of our Tostito burrows and spend some quality time trying to convince near-strangers that they should touch their mouths to our mouths.
Unfortunately, all those...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said.
The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Though he was sent down this week from Baltimore to Norfolk, right-hander Jake Arrieta wants to prove he still can be a big factor for the Orioles.
It certainly looked that way Friday night in Fort Mill, S.C., where he struck out eight in six innings...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
20 -- home runs on off-speed pitches for Chris Davis since the start of 2012.
With his four home runs in the first four games of the season,...