| 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
| 6:25 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Mark Hendrickson is trying to re-invent himself at the age of 38.
The Orioles, especially manager Buck Showalter, believe he can.
The 6-foot-9 left-hander — a veteran of five different major league teams, including a stint...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here’s another subplot in the build-up to what should be a free-for-all in the AL East this summer:
Almost every team in the division can play the nobody-believed-in-us card.
With the exception of maybe the Blue Jays, who generated the most...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:53 AM
The Orioles have a night game tonight in Bradenton against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Wei-Yin Chen gets the start and will be followed by Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter and Daniel Schlereth. Chen pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 4:42 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — For most of the past two decades, the American League East has been considered the toughest division in baseball, primarily because it contained the sport's two financial behemoths, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox....
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball.
But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
66 -- saves, most in the major leagues, for Orioles closer Jim Johnson since Sept. 7, 2011.
With Tuesday’s win over the Toronto Blue...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
We're almost a month into the season, and it seems an appropriate time for another trip "Around the AL East."
Here’s a look at a main storyline for each opponent in the Orioles' division as well as a look at who's hot and who's not on each club:...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Right-hander Zach Clark had a crazy week -- he went from being promoted to the majors, to pitching in his first big league game, to being designated for assignment and then finally to clearing waivers on Monday.
The 29-year-old UMBC graduate has been...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:16 AM
I was asked before the Orioles left for their 11-game, three-city swing out west what would constitute a successful trip. I said 6-5. Luckily I wasn’t asked to amend it after the Orioles won three of four in Oakland.
They ended up 7-4. And that...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When right-hander Zach Clark was summoned to Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office two weeks ago and told he was being designated for assignment, the conversation suddenly veered off in a peculiar direction.
Clark, who at that moment was still...