| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:11 PM
No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers.
Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman?
Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:19 PM
Third baseman Mark Reynolds made two errors -- both leading to Tampa Bay Rays runs -- and center fielder Adam Jones played Evan Longoria's tailing liner into a two-run, inside-the-park home run.
The Rays got absolutely no resistance in stealing four...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:35 PM
The Tampa Bay Rays had a golden opportunity to gain ground in the American League wild-card race Wednesday night, but the Orioles apparently have made it their personal mission to keep them out of the playoffs.
Jeremy Guthrie delivered one of his...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:10 AM
SARASOTA, Fla -- We'll have a late start today because the Orioles' first full squad workout doesn't begin until noon. That's because most of the position players have to take their physicals beforehand.
I wrote a story for today's Sun about left-...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:30 AM
One of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason.
The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
| 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....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Rays landing Myers
Juan C. Rodriguez
The Dodgers signing Zack Greinke or one of the Blue Jays' trades will have plenty of short-term impact. In terms a move having the longest-lasting positive effect on a franchise, let's go with the...
| 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 18, 2011
David L. Ulin picks his favorite books of the year and we have a new review of a new work on Mt. Everest, too....