| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:26 AM
I had separate conversations earlier this offseason with a scout from a rival team and a player agent that basically intimated the same thing:
The industry was watching what the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays would do this winter because they are viewed...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:32 PM
As we saw this past season, it doesn't make sense to put too much stock in preseason baseball odds. (Unless you're actually planning on betting on them.)
But looking at how those odds shift is one way to see how impactful the pending Jays-Marlins trade...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:55 PM
I wasn’t expecting any assurances. I didn’t think President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest would guarantee that Giancarlo Stanton would be a life-long Marlin. At a minimum, I was banking on the “some players are less likely to...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I talked to a major league scout Friday whose territory is strictly the American League East and whose opinion I really respect.
He’s always been pretty spot on with his assessments, so I was curious as to what he thought about what has happened...
| 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....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Rays landing Myers
Juan C. Rodriguez
The Dodgers signing Zack Greinke or one of the Blue Jays' trades will have plenty of short-term impact. In terms a move having the longest-lasting positive effect on a franchise, let's go with the...
| 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 11, 2013
| 9:43 PM
A-Rod makes it a zoo
The Yankees have plenty of intriguing stories, starting with two future Hall of Famers (Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter) coming off injuries at an advanced age. But the status of their icons may be...
| 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'...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:50 AM
The American League East has long been considered one of baseball’s toughest divisions, and that should hold true again in 2013. But it’s no longer a division dominated by a couple high-spending teams and the occasional upstart. Suddenly,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles played on the Ed Smith Stadium main field for the first time this spring on Thursday afternoon, making it the site for their second straight day of intrasquad games.
Much like the back-to-back intrasquad games on Wednesday,...