Found July 02, 2012 on Oriole Post:
Mlb-indians-orioles-may
  Greetings, everyone. I've been away for much of the weekend and greatly affected by the power outage in the area. Hope everyone is healthy and safe out there. Anyhow, I didn't catch much of the Orioles this weekend aside from being at the game Friday night - which was a win; however, the Orioles have struggled both on the pitching and offensive front for the better part of two weeks. Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen could not serve as stoppers during the series with Cleveland, and they depended on southpaw Brian Matusz to do his part to help salvage it. He could not, and the Orioles lost again on Sunday, 6-2, and his reward: a demotion. Matusz will be heading back to Triple-A to see if he can get himself straight on the mound. It was ugly on Sunday for the southpaw. He only lasted four innings, gave up five runs – four earned – and was booed off the mound when his outing ended. I have always thought – good or bad, that Matusz is still part of the Orioles future; ho...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors time to upgrade the pitching staff

As the season reaches its halfway point teams start to look towards the future, and that can only mean one thing. The trading season has begun. For teams at the top with the playoffs in sight they can bolster their chances with a big new name and for the cellar dwellers it is time to pick up some prospects and hope next year is another chance for the franchise. So far this season...

2012 American League All-Star roster

Major League Baseball’s 83rd All-Star game will be played on July 10th in Kansas City. Here is the American League roster for the game. Josh Hamilton The Starters with all-star appearances in parenthesis C: Mike Napoli, Texas Rangers (1) 1B: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers (4) 2B: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees (3) 3B: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers (3) SS: Derek Jeter, New York...

Dontrelle Willis retires from baseball

Dontrelle Willis retires from baseball

Dontrelle Willis, the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year who was pitching for Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization this season in an attempt to get back to the majors, has retired, the Orioles announced Monday. The 30-year-old Willis was outstanding as a rookie in 2003 when he went 14-6 with a 3.30 ERA for the Marlins, and in 2005, when he went 22-10 with a 2.63 ERA...

Jim Palmer puts Cy Young Awards up for auction

Jim Palmer says he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves up for auction. The 66-year-old Palmer, who currently works as a TV analyst for the Orioles, did not say he was financially hurting. He says he intends to use the money for the education of his grandchildren...

Jim Thome dealt to the Baltimore Orioles

Veteran hitter Jim Thome has been dealt to the Baltimore Orioles. The 41-year old slugger will assume a full time role as Baltimore’s designated hitter. Thome is hitting just .242 on the season with five home runs and 15 RBIs but he only appeared in 30 games for the Philadelphia Phillies this season after experiencing a back injury. The move to Baltimore should increase...

Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for ...

    Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for the All-Star Game The Orioles and Washington Nationals have partnered in an effort to help send the “Beltways Ballot” of RHP JASON HAMMEL and OF BRYCE HARPER to Kansas City for this year’s All-Star Game. Hammel and Harper are candidates on Major League Baseball’s...

Left handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis announces his retirement

Veteran left handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis has announced his retirement today via Twitter. Earlier today, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports tweeted that Willis was apparently considering retirement. The Orioles signed Willis to a Minor League deal back in March, and late in April they placed him on the restricted list for a brief period of time after leaving the team without permission...

Hall of Famer Jim Palmer Raising Money for Autism Charity by Selling his Cy Young Awards and Gold Gloves

MLB Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer has contracted with Exton, Pa. based Hunt Auctions to sell his three Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves. The current... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Ex-Twin Thome returns to AL with Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Slugger Jim Thome is headed to the Baltimore Orioles, whose struggling offense is in dire need of some punch. Thome was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday for two young minor leaguers -- right-hander Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino. The 41-year-old Thome is a five-time All-Star. His 609 homers are tied with Sammy Sosa for seventh place on the...

Orioles-Mariners Preview

After having just one player at the All-Star game each of the past six seasons, the Baltimore Orioles are sending three to this year's Midsummer Classic. They could get a fourth if Jason Hammel can win over voters this week. Hammel tries to bounce back from his worst outing of the season and pitch his way into the All-Star game when he takes the ball in Monday night's series...

Indians beat Orioles behind Masterson

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Sunday. Aaron Cunningham also homered for the Indians, who took three of four from the Orioles. Cleveland totaled 55 hits in the four games, including eight for extra bases in the finale. The Indians...

Slugger Jim Thome Joins the Orioles...

With the Orioles struggling at the plate and in need of a jolt, they traded for Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies. In turn, the Orioles sent two prospects to Philadelphia. The Orioles today announced that they have acquired DH JIM THOME from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league RHP KYLE SIMON and CA GABRIEL LINO. Thome, 41, is a five-time All-Star and...

Jim Thome Traded to the Baltimore Orioles

Shortly after the Phillies lost their fourth straight game and dropping eight games under .500, they sent Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles for two low-level prospects. Thome, who played 30 games for the Phillies in his return to the club this year, batted .242 with five homers and 15 RBI. He made four starts at first base and nine at DH during interleague play. The Phillies received...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.