| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Orioles’ pursuit of an established veteran closer has seemingly come to an end.
Fernando Rodney, the lone remaining free agent viewed strictly as a closer, has reportedly signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Here's how The Times' Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 major league teams this week:
1. OAKLAND: Trout or Cabrera? Try 3B Josh Donaldson, who has outhomered both and leads the majors in runs. (4)
2. TORONTO: 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May....
| May 17, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The Orioles play the Kansas City Royals in their 41st game of the season tonight at Kauffman Stadium. Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch against Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, and first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
How does this year's...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Before starting a three-game series in Denver on Friday, the Dodgers, as expected, made a roster move.
Just not the one anticipated, unless your memory goes back to spring training. The Dodgers called up a minor leaguer, only not one named Yasiel Puig...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster.
In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:58 AM
If you went to bed early last night, you woke up this morning to the news that the Orioles suddenly have an opening at closer.
In a trade that was literally made in the 11th hour prior to Monday’s midnight tender deadline, the Orioles dealt closer...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop has heard the boos from the Camden Yards crowd this year as he’s struggled to find the form that made him one of the best setup men in baseball for most of last season.
But as Strop walked off the mound Wednesday...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Don’t expect the Orioles to resolve their closer situation any time soon.
As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Let’s count, because we do that a lot watching baseball. Numbers are everywhere. Whether you are a traditionalist or convinced WAR is the greatest number ever, this is for everyone.
Count with me now: Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell, Paco...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:44 PM
It was all backward, all wrong. The weather was semi-muggy, as if the Dodgers were playing the Cubs in Chicago. The mighty Dodgers offense acted like something the talent-thin Cubs might produce.
And Clayton Kershaw looked almost mortal.
It all turned...