| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter just might be his toughest critic, and over his past two starts, he’s seen plenty of flaws.
His fastball command hasn’t been where it needs to be. He hasn’t thrown enough first-pitch strikes. He’s...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Across baseball circles, the Orioles' acquisition of right-hander Jason Hammel was seen as pre-spring training snoozer.
But over his first four starts in a Baltimore uniform, Hammel has made the majors take notice.
Hammel -- who came to Baltimore with a...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:27 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Thirteen players and coaches have worn No. 56 for the Cubs. Could Mark Buehrle one day become the 14th?
"What if?'' Buehrle said on a sunny Wednesday in the visiting clubhouse at McKechnie Field. I had asked him what would have...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 1:40 PM
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- As the competition for the Orioles’ fifth rotation spot begins to heat up, right-hander Jake Arrieta made his case Saturday afternoon, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:14 AM
The Orioles have an afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Sarasota, and those Blue Jays aren’t fooling around. They have brought some of their big guns, such as Jose Bautista, Melky Cabrera and Adam Lind. And Mark Buehrle is expected to...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Orioles fans who hoped to see Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis at the team’s first road Grapefruit League game today against the Blue Jays in Dunedin will be disappointed.
Most of the team’s starters – with the exception of...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Right-hander Jair Jurrjens, making his first spring appearance in an Orioles uniform, allowed one run and four hits over two innings against the Blue Jays on Sunday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Pitching the game's first two innings against a lineup...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The Orioles rallied for two runs in the eighth inning for their second straight comeback victory -- a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
With the score tied at 3, Trayvon Robinson and Jason Pridie led off the inning...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There’s no question that the Toronto Blue Jays have made the most noise throughout baseball this offseason – and that’s pushed them from a fourth-place finish in 2012 to division favorites heading into this season.
| 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'...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Yes, two bar blogs in two days.
It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were).
I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me.
At the time, R....