| Feb 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
How much is a good closer worth?
Well, the Orioles believe $6.5 million. That’s what Jim Johnson will receive for 2013 after notching a league-leading and franchise best 51 saves last year.
Who knows if the 29-year-old Johnson will be able to...
| 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'...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Here are some quotes after the Orioles’ 2-1 win in 13 innings over the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Division Series:
Joe Saunders on the extra-inning win: “This team has been doing that the whole year. Ever since I’...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:00 PM
No. 5 Diamondbacks: 26th in a series countdown to spring training. Next: Rays.
Good players carry themselves a certain way. They're respected by teammates, which gives them a sense of security that fosters confidence. They know who they are, even if it...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Orioles are at the point that all losses are bad losses, that all games are big games. There are only seven games left in this season, the AL wild-card is tightening and they are still just 1 ½ games behind the New York Yankees.
So they absolutely...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:51 PM
As the regular season winds down, the Orioles insist they aren't sneaking glances to right field for a peek at the out-of-town scoreboard at Camden Yards to see how the division-leading New York Yankees are doing.
Instead, they say their focus must be on...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:53 PM
When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:44 AM
[Editor's note: Down the stretch is a 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 continues.]
About last night
Orioles can't come back on Yankees, lose 8-...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Anyone who has been around Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s pregame news conferences has noticed how often he asked about Dylan Bundy’s minor league outings during the course of the season.
Some of it is Showalter’s deadpan shtick,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:29 AM
SEATTLE – Hitting his 30th home run of the season means something to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, he’s not going to lie.
But what really matters is when it happened and what it means to this surprising season.