Baseball Archive: September / October 2010
O's Announce 2011 Spring Schedule
The Orioles will play 16 games at a newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota this spring, starting with a March 1 matchup against Tampa Bay.
Orioles 2010 Report Card
The final two months of the Orioles' season under Buck Showalter yielded tangible hope for the future. With that in mind, Pete Kerzel offers his take on 2010.
Important Offseason Dates
With the World Series is upon us, it’s probably a good time to go over important dates on the Major League Baseball offseason calendar.
2010 MLB Postseason Blog
Follow the 2010 MLB playoffs with updates and commentary from Jim Henneman as he watches the drama unfold.
Singing A GM's Praises
After six decades in the big leagues, Roland Hemond, who served as the Orioles’ general manager from 1988-95, remains one of baseball's most visible and well-respected executives.
A Field Of His Own
For Millersville resident Jim Scardina, a visit to the ballpark is as easy as stepping out to his front lawn. In addition to the field, the facility is complete with covered dugouts and an outfield wall measuring 400 feet to center.
Nine O's in Arizona Fall League
The Orioles have nine players in the Arizona Fall League, including Kam Mickolio, the 6-foot-9 hard thrower acquired from Seattle in the Erik Bedard trade in 2007 who projects as a power reliever.
Orioles Report: Coaching Conundrum
When will the fate of the Orioles coaching staff be announced? And what, exactly, is taking so long?
Orioles Exhibit Perfect Timing
With so many Major League Baseball teams in managerial flux right now, Stan "The Fan" thinks the Orioles may have hired Buck Showalter in the nick of time.
Scott Named Most Valuable Oriole
Luke Scott has been named the winner of the Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award for 2010, but he wasn't even on Stan "The Fan's" ballot.
And The 2010 Awards Go To...
Jim Henneman offers a preview of baseball's postseason awards for the National League and American League.
Cy Young Award Is Never Elementary
Phil Jackman reflects on American League Cy Young award contenders CC Sabathia of the Yankees, David Price of the Rays and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners.
A Recession-Proof Swing?
Boog Powell calls Nick Markakis' swing "recession-proof." Find out what else the former Oriole All-Star and BBQ master had to say about the current O's right fielder and some of the team's other stars.
O's Host Tigers To Close Out Season
Brian Roberts and the Orioles close out the 2010 season with a four-game weekend series against Detroit, and a full slate of fan-friendly activities is planned for the final homestand of the season.
Stan "The Fan's" October Baseball Predictions
Stan "The Fan" Charles makes his postseason MLB predictions. Find out his pick to win the World Series. Hint: There's no AL East team in the Fall Classic.
Will They Stay Or Will They Go?
Of the Orioles' pending free agents – shortstop Cesar Izturis, infielder Julio Lugo, utility man Ty Wigginton, outfielder Corey Patterson, right-hander Kevin Millwood, left-hander Mark Hendrickson, righty Koji Uehara – who will be back next season?
Jim Henneman: An A-Rod Addiction
For reasons perhaps only he could explain, Alex Rodriguez seems awfully intent on drawing attention to himself these days.
Will Uehara Be Here In 2011?
A once-sullen Koji Uehara now seems happy and content, and there's even talk he wants to return to Camden Yards in 2011, with a new contract and a more well-defined role.
Fans Credit Showalter With O's Resurgence
Since manager Buck Showalter's debut win against the Los Angeles Angels Aug. 3, the Orioles have been more competitive and persistent -- and the fans are responding with guarded optimism.
Nine Is Orioles' New Magic Number
Should the Orioles go 9-12 over the season’s final 21 games, they will avoid 100 losses, which seemed unthinkable back in June and July.
Reimold Is At Crossroads
Pete Kerzel asks: What do the Orioles do with Nolan Reimold?
Machado Average in Aberdeen Debut
There's no doubt the Orioles are expecting plenty of fireworks from Manny Machado over the next several years. However, Aug. 30, he was just another prospect trying to lay the groundwork for his path to the major leagues.
Showalter Making His Mark
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If you're among those looking for subtle hints about what to expect from Buck Showalter as manager, Jim Henneman saw something telling in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Red Sox Aug. 31.
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