| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TORONTO — Given the way the Orioles and Blue Jays have been scoring runs over the past three days here at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, both teams realize winning is just a matter of outlasting their opponent offensively.
The teams have...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
In today’s Baltimore Sun, I wrote a story on the Orioles’ efforts to convert minor league pitchers Zach Clark and Eddie Gamboa into knuckleballers.
Clark and Gamboa are working with Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro, who won 318 games...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Three times Saturday, Robinson Cano flashed a smile as big as Jay-Z's when he sees his wife, Beyonce, after a long day at the office.
The first time came when Cano, semi-fooled by a Brandon Morrow pitch, still managed to turn it into one of those short-...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Josh Hamilton? Are you kidding me?
Nobody makes a surprise splash like the Angels, but this was a flying cannonball into the middle of a Southern California pool that had been awash in Dodger blue.
Nobody breaks down the door in the middle of the...
| 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...
| 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 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): Ran their top three pitchers at the Red Sox in an impressive weekend sweep started by Derek Holland and finished by Yu Darvish, with Alexi Ogando in between. Looking very smart for letting Josh Hamilton...
| 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...