| 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...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:24 AM
As expected, the Orioles' only representative on USA Baseball's 27-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic is center fielder Adam Jones.
The rosters for the rest of the countries will be announced later today, so other Orioles could be...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, newly locked in along with manager Buck Showalter until 2018, said Thursday that he has fielded “umpteen” trade proposals from other teams desiring the Orioles’ top young players.
| 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 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
When it became apparent that the New York Mets were willing to deal 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, the Orioles had to be a consideration.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter loves the 38-year-old knuckleballer. Showalter, Dickey&...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Now that the Blue Jays continue to load up this offseason – agreeing to acquire NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets pending signing him to an extension – I’m continuing to get questions about why the Orioles are being so...
| 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 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...
| 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...