| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood.
And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:37 AM
The Orioles still hope to add another hitter this offseason, and they have discussed acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to an industry source.
Those talks, however, apparently hit a roadblock because the Mets were asking...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
A new year is here and it’s time to look forward to 2014. There are 43 days until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., for spring training.
But first let’s look back to the past year. The Orioles had their share of successes and...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster.
In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:44 PM
While the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson late Monday night immediately offered more questions than answers about the club's direction this offseason, executive vice president Dan Duquette insisted Tuesday that the deal can't truly be evaluated for...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis enjoys the offseason.
He likes to hunt and he grows his beard out to the point where he could have powdered it and made a very believable Santa Claus at the 35th annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids on Monday at...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I received plenty of feedback on Twitter — and, you can imagine, most of it wasn’t positive — regarding my story that the Orioles did not make official offers to either outfielder Nate McLouth or right-hander Scott Feldman before both...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:57 AM
At the Swan and Dolphin Resort during this week's winter meetings, there are a lot of baseball experts talking about talent, resorting to on-base percentage and WAR to evaluate value.
But how do you measure chemistry? How does having a good clubhouse...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is shopping for a closer, among other things, at this week's winter meetings here at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The free-agent market presents several reasonably-priced...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:16 PM
In most years, baseball's winter meetings mark the unofficial starting line of the annual offseason spending spree on free agents. But as the Orioles arrive at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort this week, pay day for several high-priced free...