Aug 26, 2014, 6:43 AM EDT
It was Giancarlo Stanton vs. Mike Trout in Anaheim last night. Advantage: Stanton.
Aug 25, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT
Pretty much everything went the Orioles’ way this evening.
Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT
When asked why he was held out of tonight’s starting lineup against the White Sox, Orioles slugger Chris Davis told reporters that it was “probably because I’ve been sucking lately.” He has to feel a little bit better about himself right now.
Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.
Jun 1, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT
Orioles fans were anxiously awaiting the results of Nelson Cruz’s x-rays after he was hit on the hand with a pitch Sunday afternoon, but he is listed as day-to-day with a hand contusion.
Apr 26, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT
Fortunately, Tommy John surgery doesn’t appear to be necessary.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Mar 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Is there enough pitching here to get the O’s back to the playoffs? The Orioles…
Mar 15, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT
Well, this is fantastic. The Orioles will be a must-watch in their Grapefruit League game against the Yankees this afternoon, as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun notes that Nelson Cruz will make the start in center field. Oh, but that’s not all. He’ll be flanked by Delmon Young in right field and Steve Pearce…
Mar 3, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
SARASOTA — One of the first things I saw upon entering the Orioles’ clubhouse this morning was Delmon Young wearing compression shorts and no shirt on. And you guys say you wish you had my job. I will say, though, Young looked better in that ensemble than I figured he might. It made me wonder…
Feb 14, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT
At the end of September, the Phillies said goodbye to longtime pitching coach Rich Dubee. Dubee had been with the club for nine seasons. In November, the Phillies announced they had hired Bob McClure to be their new pitching coach. McClure had previously coached for the Rockies, Royals, and Red Sox. Also during the off-season,…
Feb 12, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
After missing out on A.J. Burnett the Orioles “remain interested” in first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales and “continue to be in contact with his reps,” according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore has collected some designated hitter options like Nolan Reimold, Delmon Young, and Henry Urrutia, but the Orioles could definitely find room…
Feb 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Former first-round pick Matt LaPorta, whose career was derailed by multiple injuries, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Orioles. Baltimore previously signed Delmon Young to a minor-league deal and they’re similar enough as right-handed bats and defensively challenged corner outfielders/first basemen that it could end up being a competition for one bench spot.…
Jan 15, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Orioles have signed free agent outfielder Tyler Colvin. It is believed to be a Major League deal. Colvin, 28, spent the last two seasons with the Rockies. He hit well in 2012, finishing with an .858 OPS in 452 plate appearances, but suffered a collapsed…
Jan 15, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT
Alfredo Aceves is staying in the American League East–or at trying to–by signing a minor-league contract with the Orioles, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Aceves spent most of last season at Triple-A, appearing in just 11 games for the Red Sox at age 30, and posted a combined 5.21 ERA in 121 innings for…
Jan 14, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
Tony Plush alert. This is not a drill: It appears Nyjer Morgan will be back in MLB in 2014 after a year in Japan. He’s closing in on a deal with unspecified club. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 14, 2014 Morgan last saw work in the bigs in 2012 when he hit .239/.302.308 for…
Jan 13, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT
Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have signed Delmon Young to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Young hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI over 103 games last season between the Phillies and Rays. The 28-year-old owns an underwhelming .705 OPS dating back…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
My second ” . . . for some reason” post of the day: #Marlins have expressed interest in OF Delmon Young….http://t.co/uWJzH6h5pu @Sportsmanias — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) December 11, 2013 Well, I suppose you have to have 40 men on a roster, so he’s better than “TBD.” Not much better, though. Young hit .260/.307/.407 with 11…
Dec 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT
You’re never too old to start learning how to play first base. Delmon Young, shockingly only 28 years old, has never played a single inning at first base in his entire professional baseball career, but he has been working out at the position lately in order to make himself more attractive as a free agent,…
Nov 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT
The Mike and Ike Show on 94WIP in Philly is reporting that the Phillies will sign Marlon Byrd Ken Rosenthal has confirmed the deal. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.com reports that the deal is for two years, $16 million. Byrd, who is 35, hit .291/.336/.511 with 24 homers and 88 RBI for the Mets and Pirates.…
Nov 11, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Jason Bartlett has agreed to a minor-league deal with Minnesota, where he started at shortstop from 2005-2007 before being traded to Tampa Bay in the Delmon Young-Matt Garza swap. Bartlett was injured and ineffective in 2012 and sat out all of this season, so at age 34 there’s no…
Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…
Oct 22, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT
What a fascinating baseball career Jim Leyland has had. He was born and raised in Toledo, less than an hour from Detroit, and he was a no-hit minor-league catcher for the Tigers for seven years. He was one of those ballplayers everyone knew from the start would coach; Leyland was the sort of player who…
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