| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Lost in the Orioles’ 3-0 shutout loss to the Yankees Sunday night at Yankee Stadium was the relief performance of Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said it regularly, that you can’t hide a reliever in the AL...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:40 PM
I bought a Nate Robinson jersey this weekend because I'm not sure he'll be a Bull next year. You read that right. Because I don't think he'll be back, I bought his jersey.
This does not happen often. Chicago fans don't run out to buy as much merchandise...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:46 PM
The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam....
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing."
That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen?
That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It didn't take long for right-hander Jake Arrieta to retreat to the video room inside the Orioles' clubhouse to go over another tough start Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly after the Orioles' 6-5 series-finale loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 2:52 PM
When you go to extra innings scoreless twice in three days, you need offensive help.
I’m just not sure how the White Sox’s trade for third baseman Kevin Youkilis helps that right now.
At one time, Youkilis was a terrific heart-of-the-order...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:22 PM
There was no on-field animosity that carried over from earlier this month, but that's not to say the Orioles didn't feel the effects of their ejection-marred previous series with the Boston Red Sox.
With closer Kevin Gregg serving the first game of a...
| Apr 18, 2012
Players must adjust
It's too early to tell. Bobby Valentine certainly has the experience, and he convinced ownership he's the guy. Now he needs to work on the players. They clearly preferred the country-club atmosphere under...