Orioles move Jimenez to bullpen

CHICAGO (AP) Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday before the Orioles' game against the Chicago White Sox that starter Ubaldo Jimenez is moving to the bullpen. With right-hander Miguel Gonzalez expected to be recalled soon after throwing a 75-pitch simulated game Monday for Double-A Bowie, the Orioles needed to clear a spot in the rotation for his impending return from the minor...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Why remaining the two seed is wise

The Baltimore Orioles have a 7.5 game lead in the division, and are just two games back of Anaheim for the top AL spot.   With just under 40 games remaining in the season, the Baltimore Orioles have continued to widen their margin over the rest of the AL East. Now up seven and a half games over the New York Yankees, the Orioles are also just one game behind the Oakland Athletics...
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The Yankees play most of their remaining games against cupcakes, also known as the AL East

Remember back in the long, hot summer of '14, back when the AL East was a pennant race? Back in the good ol' days - remember Lana Del Ray, and the FIFA World Cup? Back then, the YESIR Network assured us that the AL East would go down to the wire, because almost the entire month of September involves intra-division play. The Yankees play eight against Baltimore, seven against...
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Nats cut off the back of Michael Taylor's batting practice cap to show off his hi-top

A day after coming up big with his first hit and home run in his first career start in the majors on Tuesday night, the Nats had some fun with Michael Taylor during batting practice on Wednesday: For batting practice, the Nats cut off the back of Michael Taylor's hat, so his high top forms the blue panel. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August 13, 2014 The results...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter: Orioles’ Gift To Derek Jeter Should Be Photo Of 1996 ‘Home Run’

All along the Derek Jeter farewell tour there have been head-scratching gifts presented to the New York Yankees’ captain. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, however, has a great idea as to what the O’s can give Jeter to celebrate his retirement. Showalter has been on both sides of the Orioles-Yankees retirement, but arguably the most infamous moment between the two teams...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter wants to give Derek Jeter Jeffrey Maier photo as retirement gift

Buck Showalter has the best idea of all when it comes to retirement gifts for Derek Jeter. Much like what happened with Mariano Rivera last year, Jeter has been receiving retirement gifts from teams upon visiting them for the last time in his career. Showalter, who was Jeter’s first manager with the Yankees and is […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Showalter proposes a retirement gift via 1996 for Yankees’ Jeter

Photo cred: espn.go.com The Orioles hired Buck Showalter four years ago, and he’s steadily ingratiated himself in the Baltimore community. O’s fans have grown to love his passion and intensity, as Buck exhibited while being thrown out during Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals. Oriole fans may appreciate his eagerness to tweak the New York Yankees the most though. Specifically...
Via DC Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter optimistic while awaiting Machado MRI

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles spent much of Tuesday waiting out a steady rain and awaiting the results of an MRI on the right knee of third baseman Manny Machado. One issue was resolved by late afternoon: Baltimore's game against the New York Yankees was postponed until a date to be determined. The status of Machado's knee, however, remained a mystery. The third baseman...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter has snarky idea for Jeter retirement gift

Even though Derek Jeter’s final game at Camden Yards isn’t until September, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter already is pondering what the team should give the retiring New York Yankees legend when the inevitable retirement ceremony does occur. Of course, Jeter has been showered with gifts of every kind, style and sentiment, so to come […] The post Orioles skipper Buck...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter – Jeter was late on famous flip play

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke to the media before Mondays game about New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and the famous “flip play”. Apparently Jeter after all quite in the position he should have been in on the play. “Everyone’s saying it’s a great play, but that’s where he’s supposed to be,” Showalter said. “But at the time, I remember ...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Parity creating tight division races

Baltimore's big homestand is off to a rousing start, and the most intriguing series may be yet to come. The Orioles took two of three from St. Louis, and they now lead the AL East by five games over Toronto - the largest division lead of any team in baseball. Manager Buck Showalter's team hosts the New York Yankees for three games starting Monday night. The third-place Yankees...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals DO have postseason possibilities

I certainly did not figure I’d be saying this eight or ten weeks ago.  I still am not sure that I completely believe it.  But these Royals do have a legitimate shot at the postseason.  They even have a legitimate shot at the real postseason. What’s the real postseason?  It’s all of the postseason that occurs after the wild card game. At 60-53 as of this morning the Royals...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

With six-homer night, Orioles have a blast in 12-2 win over St. Louis

With nearly two dozen Orioles greats in attendance to commemorate the franchise's 60th anniversary, manager Buck Showalter felt a certain pressure for his club to perform Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. As the Orioles wore cream-colored replicas of the inaugural 1954 club's uniforms, the organization welcomed back 23 Orioles Hall of Famers with an elaborate...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles execute blueprint for one-run win success in 2-1 victory over Blue Jays

Games like the Orioles’ 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday night’s series finale at Rogers Centre are ones that the club will have to win as the season winds down and the playoff chase heats up. Orioles manager Buck Showalter put it well when he said that his team was able to take advantage of the one mistake Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ made -- a 2-0 fastball that...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles consider sending Ubaldo Jimenez to bullepn

getty images Even a huge contract signed last winter may not be enough to put pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez back in the Baltimore Orioles starting rotation reports the Baltimore Sun. Jimenez sprained his right ankle over a month ago and has been slow to heal. With the recent success of the Orioles rotation manager Buck Showalter is hesitant to move anyone around meaning that Jimenez could...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals fans blamed Peter Angelos for technical difficulties on MASN Saturday night

And so, the Battle of the Beltways resumes tonight on the field at Nationals Park with a makeup game for that July 8 rainout. Meanwhile, hot on the heels of news that the Nats-Orioles/Lerner vs. Angelos MASN rights fees battle is getting increasingly contentious, and Buck Showalter's idiotic comments last month about Peter Angelos being kind enough to allow baseball to return...
Via Nationals Enquirer
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Gausman will not have innings limit in second half

getty images “The wrappers are off” said Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter about pitcher Kevin Gausman. The Orioles will not have a innings limit on the 23-year-old right hander in the second half, something the pitcher is ready for. “I definitely feel a lot more confident, more confident in myself, more confident in just everything,” Gausman said via the Baltimore...
Via Tireball.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter scream at Jayson Werth

The Battle of the Beltways got a little heated last night. During one of Jayson Werth’s at-bats, Buck Showalter thought Werth was taking too long in between pitches. Instead of Showalter keeping his mouth closed on the situation, he let everyone know his frustration. Watch Showalter’s reaction here: someone hold me back! RT @TheNatsBlogJoe: Buck Showalter yelling at Jayson Werth...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite fouling a ball off his foot, Buck Showalter wanted Jayson Werth 'in the f*cking box'

Despite fouling a ball off his foot, Buck Showalter wanted Jayson Werth to get 'back in the ******* box.' Douchejuice.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter yells obscenity at Jayson Werth

After fouling a ball off his foot in the 9th inning last night (ouch), who could blame Jayson Werth for taking his time getting back into the box for the next pitch. Well, apparently Buck Showalter wasn't impressed, seen on TV yelling at Werth to "get in the f**king box!" See Vine above via @TheNatsBlogJoe: Between that incident and his some of his postgame...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter on Orioles-Nationals: "Our owner was kind enough to let them have a team here"

Oh, Buck. And so, after Stephen Strasburg made his feelings known on Monday, Buck Showalter chimed in on the "Orioles fans at Nationals Park" thing on Tuesday: "You realize how big an area this was for the Orioles before our owner was kind enough to let them have a team here. I understand that a lot of people that are here are people who used to come over to Baltimore...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings

With his team going deep into another extra-inning game at Fenway Park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter scanned the dugout and saw first baseman Chris Davis. His mind immediately went back to that 17-inning game in 2012 when he was forced to call on Davis to pitch the club to victory. “I had some deja vu going,” Showalter said. “I’m going, ‘Come on.’” That victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

O's skipper responds to Lackey's talk

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded to Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey's loud "no comment" on slugger Nelson Cruz after Saturday night's game, telling ESPN Radio that "everybody needs to make sure that their own backyard is clean." Cruz went 5-for-5 Saturday night in the second game of a doubleheader, helping the Orioles beat Lackey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. While Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter appears to have arms to spare for Friday's doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, counterpart Joe Maddon is less than thrilled at spending a long day at Camden Yards. Showalter has been using a six-man rotation for the better part of two weeks, a move that has paid dividends...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter won't stay with six starters for long

For the moment, at least, Caleb Joseph is the Orioles choice to start behind the plate. Despite Wednesday’s game being an afternoon one, manager Buck Showalter has chosen to start Joseph for the third game in a row. Wednesday is his 28th birthday. The Orioles are 12-8 with Joseph behind the plate. They’re 4-5 with Nick Hundley, the other catcher currently on the roster. Joseph...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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