| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Wednesday night.
Max Scherzer (2-0) got the win, allowing five runs in five innings, with three Tigers...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Wade Davis pitched out of bases loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series.
The Royals have won four straight and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:10 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Davis pitched out of bases loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series.
The Royals have...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 4:17 PM
If the Orioles are to get back to the playoffs this year, they are going to have to climb over another mountain of national skepticism.
They are going to have to prove that they can make up the difference when the gods of statistical probability...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:27 PM
There are as many ex-Phillies as current Phillies on Baseball America's top 100 prospect list, released Tuesday afternoon. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, sent to Toronto in the Roy Halladay deal and since moved to the Mets for another Cy Young Award winner, R....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Picture this: Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. sitting around a large table with other front office members and scouts who are armed with a myriad of statistics, entrenched opinions and passionate voices.
Don't, though, think for a second that Manuel...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:06 PM
The Orioles’ 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon was a long time coming — in more ways than one.
The Orioles needed 14 innings — and five hours and 14 minutes — to complete a three-game sweep of...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| 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....