| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.
Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:44 PM
One of the big discussions in the press box before Friday’s game was whether Jason Hammel will be an All-Star.
Not whether he is worthy – he has been the Orioles’ best starter this season – but whether he’ll be named to...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
When the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday at Camden Yards, the two most effective relievers in the American League will be in uniform.
It's fair to speculate that without Orioles closer Jim Johnson and Rays closer Fernando...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The Angels clearly landed the biggest fish in baseball this season in rookie phenom Mike Trout, the outfielder who is making a push to win the American League most valuable player award, but they and their fans got a painful reminder Thursday night of one...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:47 PM
No. 6 Tigers: 25th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Diamondbacks.
This not just in: Justin Verlander is a stud.
He makes an in-his-prime Richard Gere look like Don Knotts. If he was a guitarist, Eric Clapton would never go on stage...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
[Editor's note: Down the stretch is a new daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason intensifies.]
About last night
Orioles thrash Jays 12-0, pull into a...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:38 PM
There is a theory that God created the concept of time so everything wouldn't happen at once, but the dizzying pace of announcements regarding the Southern California sports scene last week defied that principle.
A series of events altered the...
| Jun 19, 2011
Edwin Rodriguez is taking heat in Florida, but if the Marlins fire their manager, they will lose shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the process. Ramirez is a huge backer of Rodriguez's and believes responsibility for their sudden slide belongs with the players,...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:18 PM
With fewer than four weeks remaining to sign his 2011 draft picks, Orioles director of amateur scouting Joe Jordan finds himself in a familiar position in late July.
"We're just kind of in a waiting mode on some stuff," Jordan said. "We have offers out...