| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:19 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles hit four homers against the Mets and closed their Grapefruit League schedule with a 7-1 win over the New York Mets.
Three of those home runs caught in the wind blowing out in left field, which has been a constant at Ed...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:55 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start....
| May 6, 2012
| 7:12 PM
J.J. Hardy has done plenty to help the Orioles this season with his glove, but it wasn't until Sunday when he felt his bat was catching up.
In the Orioles' 17-inning 9-6 win over the Red Sox, Hardy had a career-high five hits, including two solo homers...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Chris Davis hadn't thrown a pitch in nearly six years, dating to his days as a draft hopeful playing at a small junior college in Corsicana, Texas.
But more than five hours — and 15 innings — into the Orioles' series finale with the Red Sox...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd.
Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19.
The Cubs' lineup...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Wait, aren’t Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol supposed to be the proven guys in the Cubs bullpen?
The Cubs seem as capable of running themselves out of games as pitching themselves out of them. I thought this was a new season.
It might’ve only...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:24 PM
We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position. Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Now that my final grades are recorded and out of the way, it's time to go through the Cubs To-Do List for the coming offseason. 1. Hire a GM as soon as possible The Cubs have already formally requested to speak with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Also, the...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Are seagulls taking over Wrigleyville? Well, they're making life tougher for the Cubs. The Tribune reports: Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade spent a few minutes before and after Tuesday’s news briefing discussing the flock of the seagulls that...
| May 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
I just got to Dodger Stadium, and my buddy Nathaniel Ayers is confused. "There's nobody here," he said, which isn't far off the mark. There might be more cops, security guards and stadium employees than fans. But if you saw......