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  • Do stolen signs explain the Orioles' struggles in Toronto?

    Do stolen signs explain the Orioles' struggles in Toronto?
    The Orioles have struggled mightily when playing the Blue Jays in Toronto over the past five seasons. The Orioles are 12-42 at Rogers Center since 2006, including a 16-game losing streak they snapped this season. They aren't alone, though; the Blue Jays...
  • Orioles fail in every facet of game in 7-1 loss to Angels

    Orioles fail in every facet of game in 7-1 loss to Angels
    Over 13-plus years of losing baseball, the Orioles have seemingly hit rock bottom so many times that it's impossible to recount. They finished 4-32 in 2002 and started 2-16 in 2010. They went from first place to fourth in a little more than three...
  • Our Laguna: Rooting for the home team

    Our Laguna: Rooting for the home team
    I don't care what the calendar says, if teams are playing baseball in Arizona, spring has sprung. In fact it was more like summer last week when my sister-in-law, Patsy Hadlich, and I made our annual trip to the Cactus League games, with her son, Jeff,...
  • Steinberg: What went wrong with the Angels?

    Arte Moreno, the epitome of what fans hope for in an owner, spent the offseason making dramatic moves to improve the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He signed Albert Pujols, the best hitter in baseball, to a $250 million 10-year contract in free agency....
  • Steinberg: Trout is quite a catch for Angels

    We are witnessing the birth of a transcendent baseball career right in front of our eyes, as Angel outfielder Mike Trout has electrified his team and Major League Baseball in the first half of the 2012 season. There has not been a rookie this dazzling...
  • Steinberg: Yes, baseball is back

    There is something so comforting about hearing Vin Scully's dulcet tones announcing Dodger spring training games again. That same voice has symbolized continuity, history and hope since 1950. As long as Vinny is broadcasting, there is some familiar...
  • An Arizona spring training tour

    An Arizona spring training tour
    From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all...
  • Initial take on Josh Hamilton to the Angels (and an Orioles wrinkle?)

    Initial take on Josh Hamilton to the Angels (and an Orioles wrinkle?)
    The news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton. As a baseball writer, my first reaction was this: Maybe commissioner Bud Selig...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Sox mailbag
    Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...
  • Angels' Mark Trumbo named AL rookie of the year by Sporting News

     
    Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo, a former Villa Park High School star who hit .254 with a team-leading 29 home runs and 89 runs batted in this season, was named American League rookie of the year by the Sporting News on Wednesday....
  • Jeremy Hellickson beats Angels' Mark Trumbo for AL rookie award

     
    Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (below) edged Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo (above) in voting for the American League rookie of the year award Monday. Hellickson went 13-10, but his 2.95 earned-run average was eighth-best in the AL. He...