| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:23 AM
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.......
| 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&...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
[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
Hammel re-injures right knee in 9-2 win over Tampa Bay...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Veteran reliever Kevin Gregg, who signed a two-year, $10 million free agent contract after the 2010 season to be the Orioles’ closer, was designated for assignment Tuesday to make room for outfielders L.J. Hoes, a Mitchellville resident, and Endy...