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Early home runs and defensive breakdowns doom Orioles

The Orioles were going to need more than one run today. More than Adam Jones’ solo homer in the first inning that provided an early lead. More than they’ve been able to muster during an agonizing stre... read more

Early Winners, Losers of MLB's Biggest Offseason Trades

However, it's never too soon to label a team as an early ... hit 40 home runs in 2014. With six homers in his first 15 games, that doesn't seem like an unreasonable target for the Arizona Diamondbacks ... read more

Show stopper: Baseball analytics make it a whole new game

With massive contracts often tied to home runs, hitters have become fascinated with launch ... Adam Jones, a five-time All-Star outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, disagrees with doom-and-gloom sent... read more

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Orioles stumble against Yankees again

Of course, these are the 2010 Orioles, so you have to think twice. A throwing error by pitcher Chris Tillman led to a run in the fourth inning, and then a slew of defensive miscues ... the out and the... read more

Orioles Undone Again by Sloppy Bullpen

Yet even after Grady Sizemore's inside-the-park home run ... But the Orioles, as has been their tack during the five-game losing streak, couldn't capitalize when they needed to, and they dropped below ... read more

Olney: This year's Home Run Derby should be Davids vs. Goliaths

NL team-by-team breakdown At this writing, players among the MLB leaders in home runs include Jose Ramirez, who is listed at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds. He is probably a little heavier than that, but he is ... read more

The Continually Improving Aaron Hicks [2018 Season Review]

467 (127 wRC+) with a career high 27 home runs. Hicks also posted better than league average strikeout (19.1%) and walk (15.5%) rates, ran the bases well (+7.0 BsR), and played strong center field def... read more

Early unearned runs are Orioles’ undoing in 10-5 loss (updated)

Renato Núñez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Jonathan VIllar’s two-run single in the seventh reduced the lead to 7-5, but the Orioles couldn’t overcome the early breakdowns ... and he ca... read more

Who Ya Got, Young Star Third Baseman Edition: Baltimore’s Manny Machado or Colorado’s Nolan Arenado?

In less than half a season, both players have set career highs in home runs. Last year ... the makeup and work ethic that allowed Arenado to overcome early concerns about his maturity and defense, is ... read more

"Motherfuckin' Shit! Take Your Ass Home!" Or, Why The Baltimore Orioles Matter

Doom. On August 24 of last year, Mike Flanagan—a Cy Young winner back when Baltimore was the best franchise in baseball, later half of an unsuccessful two-headed general-managing team, and finally an ... read more

9 Major Early Themes of the 2016 MLB Season

Ranked as only the No. 8 prospect in the Colorado Rockies system by Baseball America after 2015, the 23-year-old shortstop has exploded out of the gate with eight home runs in ... efficient defense. T... read more

Grading early returns on the MLB offseason's biggest moves

Gordon has minus-8 defensive runs saved, 35th among MLB center fielders, but several of his misplays came early and he has grown more comfortable with every game. The Mariners knew there would be bad ... read more

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