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  • Blue Jays' big trade ups the ante for Orioles in AL East

    Blue Jays' big trade ups the ante for Orioles in AL East
    I had separate conversations earlier this offseason with a scout from a rival team and a player agent that basically intimated the same thing: The industry was watching what the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays would do this winter because they are viewed...
  • Commissioner in bad spot regarding Marlins shameful salary dump

    Commissioner in bad spot regarding Marlins shameful salary dump
    The best pitch in baseball? It's probably the fastball, although a good changeup is a close second. As Commissioner Bud Selig heads toward retirement, with a legacy for creating labor peace and growing a game that had stagnated badly under his...
  • Selig unlikely to void Marlins-Jays deal

    Selig unlikely to void Marlins-Jays deal
    Having approved a similar trade between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers in August, Commissioner Bud Selig seems unlikely to block the Miami Marlins’ agreed-upon salary dump, but he says he is taking the deal under review. Speaking at the...
  • Orioles and Rays Opening Day lineups

    Orioles and Rays Opening Day lineups
    Orioles lineup for Tuesday: Nick Markakis RF, Manny Machado 3B, Adam Jones CF, Matt Wieters C, Chris Davis 1B, J.J. Hardy SS, Nolan Reimold LF, Steve Pearce DH, Brian Roberts 2B. Jason Hammel, P. Rays lineup: Desmond Jennings CF, Sam Fuld RF, Ben...
  • Weaver sets career high with 15 strikeouts in Angels' 3-1 win over Blue Jays

     
    Jered Weaver had a career-high 15 strikeouts and gave an overworked bullpen a much-need breather on Sunday to lead the Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Angel Stadium. Weaver, who led the major leagues with......
  • Vernon Wells has another forgettable game for Angels

     
    As if Vernon Wells wasn't struggling enough at the plate, going hitless in four at-bats Sunday to drop his average to .100 in his first nine games with his new team, the Angels left fielder made what was almost a......
  • Orioles pregame: Orioles vs. Blue Jays

    Orioles pregame: Orioles vs. Blue Jays
    The Orioles are making their northernmost trip of the Grapefruit League season today as they travel to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to play the Blue Jays. Orioles lefthander Wei-Yin Chen is scheduled to start against the Blue Jays today in Dunedin....
  • Hunter struggles as Orioles fall to Blue Jays

    Hunter struggles as Orioles fall to Blue Jays
    The Orioles' starter Friday night hadn't pitched in that capacity since October, when Tommy Hunter took the ball for the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the World Series. Their starting second baseman, Cesar Izturis, hadn't appeared in a big league game in...
  • Tillman, Jones lead O's to 6-2 win over Toronto

    Tillman, Jones lead O's to 6-2 win over Toronto
    To a man, the Orioles felt that the key sequence in one of their more improbable victories of the season did not come in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Nolan Reimold was responsible for the first hit and baserunner against Brandon Morrow and Adam...
  • Chen wins 4th straight, Royals beat Toronto 6-4

    Chen wins 4th straight, Royals beat Toronto 6-4
    Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered, Bruce Chen won four consecutive starts for the first time in his career and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday night. Jeff Francoeur matched his career high with four hits as the Royals,...
  • Adams' walk-off hit in 10th saves Orioles from loss to Blue Jays

    Adams' walk-off hit in 10th saves Orioles from loss to Blue Jays
    Since being recalled last week from the minors, Orioles second baseman Ryan Adams has been a whirlwind, hitting everything in sight and making play after play in the field. Then, on Monday in a loss to the New York Yankees, he had his "This is the big...