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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...
  • Playoff fever absent

    One of the more thrilling nights in recent Major League Baseball history took place Wednesday night. Two wild card spots were determined in riveting contests that showcased Tampa Bay and St. Louis coming from far behind in the standings to crush Boston...
  • Whispers: Watch for Jays in free agency

    Whispers Keep an eye on the Blue Jays when teams start throwing around money this fall. After brilliantly ridding themselves of Vernon Wells and Alex Rios, the Blue Jays are expected to become major players in free agency within the next two years....
  • Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels

    Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels
    For 14 seasons, Camden Yards has been devoid of playoff hopes in September. Now, that malaise is spreading to the visitors' dugout. With a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, the Orioles (62-88) have won four consecutive games...
  • 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...
  • 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...