| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:38 AM
Back in October, we asked how many of the Orioles' nine free agents were likely to return in 2014. Now, with less than five weeks until spring training, it could end up that none of them return to Baltimore.
The Orioles wanted to keep right-hander Scott...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Yasiel Puig was late for batting practice and scratched from the lineup, but he wasn't the reason the Dodgers were crushed Friday in their home opener by the San Francisco Giants.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was.
The pitcher the Dodgers leaned on most in the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Final: Giants 8, Dodgers 4
It was a rough day for the Dodgers. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two two innings that more resembled a blooper rather than a highlight reel.
Balls were bobbled and lost in the sun....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Angels 11, Giants 4
AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton doubled to left-center field in the fourth and hit a run-scoring double to right-center in the fifth to improve his spring average to .391 (nine for 23). J.B. Shuck, battling Collin Cowgill for a reserve...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Albert Pujols' tremendous second half has restored his value and his determination to match the $27.5 million per year the Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez. … Don't be surprised if Ryan Braun steals some bases in the playoffs. He has been running well...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Ask again next year
Dave van Dyck
History suggests Stephen Strasburg should be just fine — maybe.
Most pitchers who return from elbow ligament surgery are as good — in some cases better — than before the operation....
| Jul 3, 2011
Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies.
General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:12 PM
For Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen, the line between good and great Saturday night was as thin as one strike. Chen was close, very close, to a very good outing and by most standards, Chen turned in a serviceable performance in the Orioles 3-1 loss to the...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 5:34 PM
In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 6:16 PM
When Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen takes the mound at Camden Yards on Tuesday night for his first major league start against the New York Yankees, an entire nation will be watching.
Half a world away, in Chen's home country of Taiwan, baseball fans...