| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The Orioles have signed infielder Chad Tracy, the son of former major league manager Jim Tracy, to a minor league deal.
He's not to be confused with nine-year major leaguer Chad Tracy -- though I was guilty of confusing them today -- who has agreed to a...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Strangest baseball injuries 2012 It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and then it's even funnier. Presenting our occasionally annual roundup of the year's weirdest, stupidest or most unfortunate injuries that befell MLB players (and one...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:27 PM
DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth.
Asked to compare the...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was hoping to keep his 2012 coaching staff together for next season.
That didn’t happen -- third-base coach DeMarlo Hale has left the organization to become the bench coach for John Gibbons in Toronto.
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals
Like Cowboys and Indians in the front yard, baseball is a kid's game. But sometimes, once every million or so encounters, that's not a cap gun the batter has in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss Major League Baseball managers. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Down goes (Bob) Geren! Who will follow him......
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg chuckled the moment the subject was broached. His response sounded as if it had been memorized off a note card.
"I have no clue how many innings I'm going to throw this year," he said. "I've answered that question...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It’s not every day when the team you cover trades its No. 1 starter, so it was a pretty busy day here on the Insider. But since the water-cooler talk about the Orioles dealing Jeremy Guthrie might carry over for 24 hours, we wanted to throw a couple...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Even though right-hander Jason Hammel is – at the age of 29 – the oldest pitcher in the Orioles' starting rotation, manager Buck Showalter has been careful in not labeling him the sage of the quintet.
Instead, Showalter had lumped Hammel with...
| Jun 17, 2011
Rodriguez in bad spot
Down goes Bob Geren! Who will follow him out the door?
It's possible that there will be no other midseason firings, as an overall period of stability should follow the rash of changes in 2010. But...