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  1. Random thoughts and notes: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Baltimore Orioles: If Nick Markakis really wanted to return to Baltimore, wouldn't he have signed by now? ... Remember that year he had a .406 OBP? Yeah, that was a long time ago. ... Markakis won the Gold Glove, but that was as much by default as an...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. Markakis' home run stands after review

    David Schoenfield

    The Baltimore Orioles took a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of their ALDS on Friday when Nick Markakis' two-run homer stood up after an umpire review. Markakis' shot came with two outs in the third inning off Justin Verlander. The bal...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. O's rely on steady duo of Jones, Markakis

    David Schoenfield

    The first time I saw Adam Jones play was in August 2007 at Camden Yards, but he was with the Seattle Mariners then and had recently been called up from the minor leagues for his second stint in the majors. I was there with my wife's family and told t...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. Thursday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    George Springer is red hot -- his nine home runs this month are the most by a rookie in May since Mark McGwire hit 15 in 1987 -- and Justin Havens breaks down his rapid improvement at the plate in just a few short weeks in the majors. I was a little ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  6. Will Orioles youngsters all become stars?

    David Schoenfield

    The Baltimore Orioles, after years of failing to develop much quality major-league talent aside from Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters (Adam Jones came over in a trade from Seattle) are suddenly flush with young talent. Manny Machado's rookie eligibilit...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  7. Winners and losers of the weekend

    David Schoenfield

    Somehow, it seems the American League playoff race got even crazier over the weekend. Let's recap with winners and losers. Winner: Tampa Bay Rays' pitching staff The Rays completed a vital six-game homestand against the Yankees and Rangers by tak...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  8. Yankees on brink of own historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    On July 18, the New York Yankees blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game. Hiroki Kuroda pitched the seven-inning shutout, Mark Teixeira homered and the Yankees ripped 12 hits off Ricky Romero. The Yankees were cruising, having won ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  9. AL East position rankings: O's seek respect

    David Schoenfield

    "Show us some respect," yell Baltimore Orioles fans. Or maybe they're politely demanding. But I've seen the complaints in the Power Rankings comments, read the emails sent to "Baseball Today," been asked the question in my chats: Why doesn't anyone b...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Orioles need new wave of 'stars'

    David Schoenfield

    Back in 1997, the Baltimore Orioles made the playoffs for the second straight season, winning 98 games and the AL East title. They led the American League in attendance and outdrew the Yankees -- who were coming off their first World Series title sin...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  11. Podcast: Problems with Reds, Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday's Baseball Today podcast , Keith Law explains his problems with North Carolina barbeque. But there is plenty of excellent baseball talk as well, including: 1. How good is Chris Heisey and should Dusty Baker be playing him every day? Pl...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  12. Orioles could be surprise team of 2011

    David Schoenfield

    The day began with bad news for the Orioles, as Brian Matusz was officially placed on the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle and could miss three-to-six weeks. It shifted to optimism as the club announced that prized left-hander Zach...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  13. AL East preseason All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    No introduction needed. Here's my AL East preseason All-Star team for 2011. If I do well, I'll be sure to revisit at the end of the season. Catcher -- Matt Wieters, Orioles. This is the best division in baseball, but the catching position is surpr...

    Blog | March 25, 2011