| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:53 AM
ESPN The Magazine has unveiled its annual Ultimate Team Rankings, which measure “how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises give back to the fans in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them.” The franchises were...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:45 PM
The Washington Nationals’ team plane arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening carrying baseball’s hottest team and its oddest situation. The Nationals have surged to their first winning record in June since 2005, their inaugural season, on the...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 3:37 PM
It has been 14 years since Davey Johnson managed in Baltimore, but he still holds the distinction of being the last skipper to lead the Orioles to the playoffs or to get them above .500.
Now, he'll be charged with trying to guide the club just south of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Davey Johnson, a former Orioles manager and player, will become the next manager of the Washington Nationals and will manage them at least through the 2011 season, general manager Mike Rizzo said on the national broadcast of Saturday's game against the...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:00 PM
One by one, members of the 2001 Mariners ballclub made their way from the home dugout, down a red carpet and onto the Safeco Field infield, each honored for being a part of one of the best teams to ever play the game.
Eighteen players and four coaches...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:41 AM
We just had our annual BBWAA meeting, and there are two things of interest that came out of it.
One: Next year, the BBWAA season awards – that’s MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year – will be announced on MLB...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:09 PM
The last time the Orioles employed a legitimate big leaguer from the Baltimore area, his name was Cal Ripken Jr. — and he retired in 2001.
If new executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette gets his way, that local pipeline will...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 5:32 PM
Asked recently to describe his first year at the helm of the Orioles, manager Buck Showalter searched for the perfect word or phrase.
Has it been frustrating? Exhilarating? Draining? A mixed bag?
"It's been, 'Under construction,'" Showalter eventually...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:02 AM
by James Wagner
The Washington Post
The most frustrated team in baseball may be the Atlanta Braves. They carry the National League’s third-best record but can’t get out of second place. They’ve now lost four straight. The Nationals...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Former Cy Young Award winner John Smoltz, now a baseball analyst for TBS, had a chance to broadcast the Orioles-Yankees game Sunday.
He spoke to me late last week about the Orioles and their surprising season. Here are some of his thoughts.
On the team:...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 7:10 PM
OAKLAND — Neither the Orioles nor the Oakland A's — the two biggest surprises in baseball this September — have a roster conducive to landing postseason awards.
Except, of course, American League Manager of the Year, with the two...