| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Oct 6, 2013
BOSTON — Joe Maddon was the bench coach for the 2002 Angels when John Lackey became the first rookie pitcher to win a Game 7 of the World Series in 93 years. The Rays manager said Friday that he was always grateful to Lackey for the winner's share...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:48 PM
BOSTON -- One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first.
By the time it was over, the Boston...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
BOSTON — The signs are there, signs for everyone to see and for all New England to embrace. From the runaway beard heading for Mike Napoli's belly button to the "Boston Strong" logo mowed into the center field grass for the postseason, the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:01 PM
When the Oakland Athletics lost in Seattle early Saturday evening, the night's contest between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards technically became meaningless shortly after the first pitch.
The Orioles were eliminated from postseason...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:48 PM
While Brian Roberts could be playing his final games in an Orioles uniform this weekend, the veteran second baseman has made it clear that he wants to remain with the team in 2014.
And as the season nears a close, Roberts is building a solid case to...
| Sep 4, 2013
We keep hearing how the Red Sox have no ace. We keep hearing how it will cost them when it matters most.
Against a guy who was pitching for baseball history, well, Jon Lester certainly looked like an ace Tuesday night.
Then again, we kept hearing...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Orioles head into this afternoon’s series finale at Yankee Stadium 8½ games back of AL East-leading Boston, the largest deficit they’ve faced all season.
It doesn’t seem that long ago when the Orioles won the first four games after...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:09 PM
BOSTON — If right-hander Chris Tillman is indeed the Orioles' ace, if he is indeed a bona fide top-of-the-rotation starter who can walk into any situation against any opponent and succeed, than he had the perfect opportunity to prove it Thursday...
| Aug 20, 2013
1. Dodgers (2): They were 30-42 on June 21. Do the math. Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig and the big-money lineup tend to get the attention, but they're winning mostly with pitching, holding opponents to 2.9 runs per game since the All-Star break.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Unless something changes dramatically, Orioles designated hitter Wilson Betemit will be making his 2013 debut this week in Boston, possibly starting Wednesday at Fenway Park against a right-hander.
On the disabled list all season after tearing a...