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  1. Winners and losers of the winter meetings

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- In keeping with tradition, the Rule 5 draft was held on the final morning of baseball's winter meetings Thursday, and typically, executives pull roller bags into and out of that room, dying to get to the airport after four boring days of...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Will Markakis stay in Baltimore?

    Doug Mittler

    As expected, the Baltimore Orioles announced Friday that they declined their portion of the mutual option on right fielder Nick Markakis' contract. The club will pay a $2 million buyout rather than the $17.5 million option, and will continue nego...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  3. The Jeter Tour has hurt the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Some folks employed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 have spoken with reverence for what took place on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, when Cal Ripken played in his 2,130th and 2,131st consecutive games. The response of the fans to Ripken, and the ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  4. Jury still out on Jimenez as RP

    AJ Mass

    On Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles started recently-recalled right-hander Miguel Gonzalez after having "demoted" Ubaldo Jimenez -- who has gone 2-5 with a 5.43 ERA since May 18 -- to a bullpen role. The Orioles did bring the pitcher into Saturday's ...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. Could Orioles sign another Santana?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with Johan Santana on a minor league deal that, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, could earn the pitcher as much as $5.05 million in incentives on top of a $3 million salary if he ends up making...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Can Ian Desmond continue power surge?

    Eric Karabell

    When Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was the team's leadoff hitter, it was easy to point out the obvious flaw of his not getting on base enough for the role. But as Desmond settles into a new role as the upstart team's No. 5 hitt...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  7. Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond showing power potential in No. ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell puts Ian Desmond's torrid hitting in perspective and offers rest-of-season projections for the Washington Nationals' shortstop.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  9. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  10. Bits: Mat Latos still brimming with upside

    Eric Karabell

    • San Diego Padres right-hander Mat Latos snapped a 10-game losing streak by winning in Coors Field on Sunday. He needed 107 pitches to go 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, one earned. Fantasy owners will take it. As rough as things have bee...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  11. Mat Latos of San Diego Padres finally earns first win, worth wait...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews Sunday's fantasy-relevant performances, highlighted by Mat Latos finally earning a win and Chris Carpenter still struggling.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  12. Gio Gonzalez lucky, Mitch Moreland not

    Eric Karabell

    You might think they didn't play any meaningful baseball in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, because Mother Nature intervened to stop the Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers blowout, but let me tell you, as someone who listened on the radio to 3.5 in...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  13. MLB: Buck Showalter's "magic" is turning around Baltimore Orioles...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions looks at the Orioles' turnaround under the watch of Buck Showalter and believes elements other than the manager's touch are responsible for the rebound.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  14. Box Score Bits: Buchholz unimpressive

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, his ERA rising from 2.03 to 2.32. It was Strasburg's third consecutive win. Note his season innings total, minors included, is up to 109 2/3...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  15. Stephen Strasburg of Washington Nationals wins third straight sta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Wednesday night in the majors, including another win by Stephen Strasburg the return of Clay Buchholz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  16. MLB Confidential: Who are the best umpires?

    In light of Armando Galarraga's perfect game that wasn't, ESPN The Magazine polled 100 MLB players about the league's umpires, to see what MLBers really think about the boys in blue. Question No. 1: Who are the best umpires?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010