| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Zach Britton, who is in the mix for the club’s fifth starter spot, really struggled Wednesday, lasting just 1 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The lefty gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks while retiring only four batters. He...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
zero -- runs allowed by Pedro Strop in six games for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Orioles position players Adam...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:27 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Thirteen players and coaches have worn No. 56 for the Cubs. Could Mark Buehrle one day become the 14th?
"What if?'' Buehrle said on a sunny Wednesday in the visiting clubhouse at McKechnie Field. I had asked him what would have...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Bud Selig would love to see a series between the World Series and Japan Series champions. But among the realities is that as problematic as that idea seems now, it might become even less viable in the future.
Major League Baseball is lowering the talent...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:39 PM
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- In the Orioles’ attempt to remold right-hander Jair Jurrjens into his past All-Star form, progress comes in small phases.
The Orioles have some time — and they’re proving to have patience — especially...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:14 AM
The Orioles have an afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Sarasota, and those Blue Jays aren’t fooling around. They have brought some of their big guns, such as Jose Bautista, Melky Cabrera and Adam Lind. And Mark Buehrle is expected to...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here’s another subplot in the build-up to what should be a free-for-all in the AL East this summer:
Almost every team in the division can play the nobody-believed-in-us card.
With the exception of maybe the Blue Jays, who generated the most...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There’s no question that the Toronto Blue Jays have made the most noise throughout baseball this offseason – and that’s pushed them from a fourth-place finish in 2012 to division favorites heading into this season.
| Feb 16, 2013
— Across the state, Jose Reyes said Friday that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told him to buy a house in Miami two days before trading him, said he hasn't talked to Loria since, and then said what everyone does about this season.
"I feel sorry for...
| 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'...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected.
But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...