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  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Cooperstown 2014: Maddux, Glavine, Biggio, Thomas y Piazza deben ingresar al Salón de la Fama

     Cooperstown 2014: Maddux, Glavine, Biggio, Thomas y Piazza deben ingresar al Salón de la Fama
    A diferencia del año pasado, cuando ningún pelotero fue elevado al Salón de la Fama, 2014 podría ser muy prolífico en cuanto a nuevos inquilinos de Cooperstown. Al menos cinco jugadores elegibles, los lanzadores Greg Maddux y Tom Glavine, el slugger...
  • Former Orioles executive Andy MacPhail reflects on time in Baltimore

    Former Orioles executive Andy MacPhail reflects on time in Baltimore
    Former Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail was at the winter meetings Monday morning as a member of the Hall of Fame veterans committee that unanimously elected managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre into Cooperstown....
  • Orioles outright infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles outright infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk
    A day after Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette mentioned Cord Phelps as an option for the starting second base job, the Orioles outrighted the 25-year-old to Triple-A Norfolk after he cleared waivers. Duquette said once the club acquired...
  • Tony La Russa on Albert Pujols: If healthy, there's no better hitter

    ST. LOUIS---Miguel Cabrera might be the best hitter in baseball, but the Angels might have someone just as good in their lineup next season. And, no, Tony La Russa was not talking about Mike Trout. For the first 11 years of his career, Albert Pujols...
  • Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong begins life after the pickoff

    ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner. The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead. And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
  • Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa head latest Hall of Fame ballot

    What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election. There were three inductees, selected by...
  • Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age

    DETROIT — Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols has restless night after hitting 500th homer

    WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols was so wired -- and so busy talking and texting friends around baseball -- after hitting his 500th career home run Tuesday night that the Angels slugger didn’t get to sleep until about 4 a.m. and managed only three or...
  • Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose
    MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...
  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three...