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  • Orioles catch a couple of hits at the right time

    Orioles catch a couple of hits at the right time
    Before Thursday's game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter mentioned how quickly an illness like the one right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is suffering from can spread around the clubhouse. But when Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy both used the word "contagious" after...
  • How O's stack up vs. rest of wild-card contenders

    How O's stack up vs. rest of wild-card contenders
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he doesn't pay attention to the standings until August. For the past 14 seasons, Orioles fans haven't had the need to either, their team usually already long out of contention by this time of year. "I haven't looked...
  • Ex-ODU pitcher Verlander unanimous choice for 2011 AL Cy Young Award

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote. Verlander got all 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Tuesday. Verlander won the...
  • Shields Shines as Royals Beat Twins

    Shields Shines as Royals Beat Twins
    Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings for his 90th win and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Friday night.     Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for the...
  • Saturday morning Orioles thoughts and observations

    Saturday morning Orioles thoughts and observations
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Games like the Orioles’ 2-1 loss to the Rays Friday night are tough ones to swallow, especially when another team beats you at your own game. The Orioles are usually the kings of the late innings, but after Desmond...
  • Spring training: AL Central preview

    Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship. While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
  • Spring training: AL East preview

    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Predict the AL East order of finish in 2013

    Predict the AL East order of finish in 2013
    Yes, two bar blogs in two days. It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were). I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me. At the time, R....
  • What offseason move will have most impact?

    Rays landing Myers Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel The Dodgers signing Zack Greinke or one of the Blue Jays' trades will have plenty of short-term impact. In terms a move having the longest-lasting positive effect on a franchise, let's go with the...
  • James Shields deal the latest of many clever Rays trades

    James Shields deal the latest of many clever Rays trades
    One of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason. The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
  • One scout's early take on the 2013 Orioles and the AL East

    One scout's early take on the 2013 Orioles and the AL East
    I talked to a major league scout Friday whose territory is strictly the American League East and whose opinion I really respect. He’s always been pretty spot on with his assessments, so I was curious as to what he thought about what has happened...