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David Price: The Best, the Tested, the Only Option for Boston

Baseball history was made when David Price put pen to paper, signing a seven year agreement worth a whopping $217MM. That’s a $31MM average annual salary, officially making Price the highest paid pitcher of all-time. But given the recent emphasis on having an ace atop a rotation, that cost may become the new norm. We’ll see it in action when Greinke eventually signs a deal similar in average annual salary
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1971 Orioles: A Record That Will Never Be Broken

Let me ask you, the reader, a very simple baseball question. How many times have you heard the “that’s a record that will never be broken” phrase? I assume that is something you hear quite often, especially when it comes to the individual records of Joe DiMaggio’s 56 consecutive games hitting streak, Pete Rose’s 4,256 career hits, and Barry Bonds' 763 Home Runs. Well, I have one that seems to be forgotten,
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MLB: Previewing the Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians

The Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians are ready to take to the diamond for their second series of the 2015 campaign on Friday, as both clubs will look to emerge from their current fourth place standing in their respective division. While the Indians have been unable to find any consistency early in the season aside from a six-game winning streak in mid-May, the Orioles have seemingly started to kick their
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MLB: Nationals, Orioles Ready To Celebrate Division Titles

    When the Washington Nationals started their third season in the nation’s capital in 2007, baseball wasn’t an exciting thing to talk about. The Nationals already had two mediocre seasons under their belt after bringing baseball back to Washington, while the Baltimore Orioles were an afterthought in baseball circles. Now, just a decade later, both the Nats and O’s have a chance to win their respective divisions on the
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MLB: Orioles’ Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games For Using Amphetamines.

    According to media reports, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games for using amphetamines. With just 17 games left in the regular season, the ban will carry over into the playoffs, unless the Orioles have a historic collapse. Davis has struggled to make contact this year, hitting only .196 while seeing his home run total cut in half from last season. Davis had a
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MLB: Indians On Hot Streak, Pennant and Wild Card Races Heating Up

The last month of baseball can feature surprises, drama, and more heat for the rivalries. Some teams are almost mathematically eliminated already while others are licking their chops sensing a trip the 2014 postseason is under way. A few teams that were not even in the discussion to make the playoffs last week are all of the sudden becoming the big talk of baseball. One interesting close race to watch
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MLB: Nelson Cruz, A Revelation For Orioles

  Nelson Cruz has been a revelation for the Baltimore Orioles this season. When he was signed in the off-season to a one-year eight million dollar contract the Orioles were expecting big things, and that's what they have received. The Orioles have seen some exceptional offense from their roster, and are having a great season because of it. However, it hasn't been all great for the Orioles this season as
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Blog: Booing Is Part Of Being A Fan

[caption id="attachment_28372" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Thearon W. Henderson Getty Images North America[/caption] Today the topic of booing caught my attention after someone posted a blog referring to Oakland Athletics fans in a group that I run that has over 5,300 members. It was a given that Baltimore Orioles third basemen Manny Machado was going to get a rude welcome in Oakland. First for his reaction to a tag by Josh Donaldson, which Fernando Abad obliged Machado by brushing him back
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Grant Balfour fails Baltimore Orioles physical

[caption id="attachment_19803" align="alignnone" width="400"] Grant Balfour failed the Baltimore Orioles physical. (October 9, 2013 - Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)[/caption]     The Baltimore Orioles will be looking for another Closing Pitcher. Grant Balfour, who is 36 years old, failed the team's physical which effectively shut the door. This is truly odd considering that Balfour has not missed any games as of late. Clearly the Orioles saw something