| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:52 PM
A more polished Chris Sale and a promising Tyler Flowers warmed the spirits of a chilled sellout crowd trying to rid itself of the White Sox's frustrating finish seven months ago.
With the confidence of a changeup to complement his 94 mph fastball and...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
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'...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2012
The Phillies' search for a third baseman only got harder on Wednesday, and I can't help but think the thought of them going with a platoon of Kevin Frandsen and Freddy Galvis is looking more and more likely. According to......
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:42 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Orioles clinch first playoff berth since 1997
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine.
But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The Orioles’ fortunes changed dramatically over the course of 24 hours this weekend in Tampa Bay.
On Friday night, the visiting clubhouse of Tropicana Field was quiet — the air full of frustration — after the Orioles suffered their...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:37 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles had an idea of what to expect from Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen in his first major league season. But the 27-year-old rookie set a high standard for himself.
After striking out a career-high 12 batters on...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Orioles open their three-game series tonight against Tampa Bay here at Tropicana Field.
This weekend's series is important for both teams. The Orioles and Rays are both 55-50 and 1 1/2 games out of the second American League...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:53 PM
Standing by his locker following the Orioles' ugly 10-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, rookie right-hander Miguel Gonzalez offered no excuses.
“I've just got to get better,” he said.
Up until Wednesday, Gonzalez had been...