| 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-...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Do the Cubs intend on winning the World Series in 2015 or just starting to compete that particular year? I am anxious to see what the game plan is. -- George V, Lombard, Il.
The master plan is to build sustained success. I just wonder about the fans&...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season.
After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:45 PM
SEATTLE — As a veteran of eight minor league seasons, right-hander Zach Clark has endured plenty of excruciating bus rides during his career.
He had never been on a cross-country flight, however, until he flew to Seattle on Tuesday.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start.
So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
| Sep 20, 2013
Summing up 18 years as a sports writer in the newspaper business is something I wish I could do. My passion for the business, my love of sports and the wonderful people who have surrounded me are making that impossible.......
| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:11 AM
After the Orioles optioned right-hander Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk, the pitching staff the Orioles will bring north for Opening Day is beginning to take shape.
There are 15 pitchers for 12 spots. The Orioles will bring 13 position players to...
| May 6, 2012
| 7:34 PM
John Lanahan Jr. was spending Sunday afternoon at St. Agnes Hospital with his father, who was recovering from an allergic reaction. The two Orioles fans planned to watch the game against perennial favorite Boston Red Sox.
Then disaster struck. As the...