| Jul 2, 2011
| 8:19 PM
The Orioles finally did tonight what recently looked like an impossibility for them when they took their first lead in 39 innings on Mark Reynolds' towering two-run homer over the center-field wall in the top of the fourth.
A lead over the Atlanta Braves...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t need their All-Star on Sunday. The closer is superfluous when it’s an eight-run game.
Instead, a pair of maybe-could-have-beens again made the case that, perhaps, these Pirates are deserving of more attention...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:23 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the All-Star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and ’80s.
Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 8:05 PM
Freddie Freeman said it was smart for Washington’s Ryan Mattheus to walk Brian McCann with first base open in the ninth inning.
Why face McCann, a six-time All-Star who hit a three-run homer earlier in the game, when the Nationals instead could...
| Sep 18, 2011
The Cardinals are thrilled with the job Jason Motte has done as their closer. He tentatively has been written in for the job in 2012, keeping them from having to go outside the organization to get that piece. … The Red Sox are hoping...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 3:00 AM
With news that the Texas Rangers won the posting rights to Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish, speculation has arisen that the Rangers may not be able to afford free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
If that’s true, then the market for the last...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This is our last Prediction Friday of the NFL regular season. Try not to get weepy on me.
Last week, most of us were a little too aggressive on how badly the Ravens would beat the Cleveland Browns. Ultimately, the Ravens won, 20-14, to go 8-0 at home...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:03 AM
There’s been a whole lot of speculation on what the Orioles are going to do with Adam Jones this offseason.
The 26-year-old former Gold Glove center fielder and 2009 All Star is under the Orioles’ control for two more years. He has emerged as...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:45 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen dropped a flyball and Pedro Alvarez flubbed a grounder.
The two errors in a span of three at-bats in the third inning led to an unearned run for Atlanta that was the difference as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:16 PM
NEW YORK– Back in 2005, when current Orioles manager Buck Showalter was with the Texas Rangers, he and two others convinced R.A. Dickey that the only way he would be a successful major league pitcher was to attempt to master the knuckleball.