Source: No substantial progress in #Orioles extension talks with Markakis since they were eliminated.
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
CSN Baltimore "Twice in his three years as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette has extended a frontline player. Both times it wasn’t expected. In May 2012, the Orioles reached a six-year contract extension with Adam Jones, precluding him from going the free agent route and..." October 22
Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball. Roberts, who turned 37 this month, was released by the New York Yankees in August after hitting .237 in 91 games. He said two "very good teams"..." October 18
Baltimore Sun "As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team. "That part stinks," said left-hander..." October 17
New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16
Tillman will start Game 5 if it happens. He and Norris in bullpen today for emergency. If Tillman had to go Norris could start Game 5.
Royals Review "Tonight's Royals were the Royals to whom we've all become accustomed. Their runs came by way of sacrifices. Their defense was marvelous. Their bullpen was untouchable. It may not seem real, but they are now one win away from flying another American League Pennant over Kauffman Stadium, the..." October 15
Adam Jones: "I think expectations have risen a bit in Baltimore and that's good. It's a great position to be in the ALCS."
Sporting News "Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie apologized to the Orioles for wearing a T-shirt to his post-game news conference Tuesday night that read, "These O's Ain't Royal." Guthrie wore the shirt, a twist on the Chris Brown song "Loyal," after Kansas City beat his former team 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in..." October 15
CBSSports.com "The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to..." October 15
CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis sat silently in the Orioles’ clubhouse after Tuesday night’s game. Fully dressed, Davis was on a couch as his teammates tried to rationalize their shocking three games to none deficit in the American League Championship Series. Davis is completing his 25-game suspension for..." October 15
Hardball Talk "The rainout pushes Game 3 to Tuesday and Game 4 to Wednesday, which means we could see Game 1 starters James Shields and Chris Tillman in Game 4 on regular rest. No word from Ned Yost on that, but Buck Showalter has already said that Tillman is a possibility for the O’s on Wednesday. Tillman..." October 13
There will be no game three of the ALCS tonight.
Chen will start game 3 tomorrow. Rest undecided
Wei-Yin Chen will still start Game 3. Not sure after that, Showalter said. Tillman could pitch Game 4 on normal rest. #OriolesTalk
CBSSports.com "The Royals went into Camden Yards and took the first two games of the ALCS from the Orioles this weekend. The series now shifts to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, so the Royals have a chance to clinch their first AL pennant in three decades in front of their home fans. Speedster Jarrod Dyson,..." October 13
Fox Sports "When will the late-game magic end? The Royals, America's darlings, kept defying the odds with yet another remarkable late rally Saturday, toppling the stunned Orioles with two go-ahead runs in the ninth to post a 6-4 victory. The Royals now come home in the best-of-seven ALCS with a..." October 12
Royals Review "You know…one of these days, this run has to end, right? Right? … Hello…? Then again, maybe not. It’s certainly not showing any signs of ending any time soon. Kansas City used a late-inning push to sneak past yet another playoff opponent, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 in game..." October 11
CSN Washington "One of the biggest storylines for the Nationals this winter will surely be the long-term futures of Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Ian Desmond. All three are under contract through 2015, but after that can hit free agency. Desmond, in particular, has had contract talks with the Nationals..." October 11
Royals Review "Kansas City jumped out to an early lead in the third inning on the strength of a Hercules Escobar home run, followed by a bases-clearing broken-bat double by Alex Gordon. Baltimore scored one in the bottom half of the frame, making the score 4-1 Royals after three. In the fifth, Kansas City added..." October 11
Sporting News "After his counterpart delayed naming Saturday's starter, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost was coy about his pitchers for the first two ALCS games at Kauffman Stadium. Turns out, it will be nothing out of the ordinary. Jeremy Guthrie gets the call for Game 3, with Jason Vargas likely to go in..." October 11
CSN Baltimore "Norris has allowed just one run in 13 1/3 innings in two starts against Kansas City. J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis are 8-for-12 against Ventura. Other Orioles hitters are just 3-for-29. Wei-Yin Chen is likely to start Game 3 and Miguel Gonzalez Game 4. The Royals have scored eight runs..." October 11
Matusz back on Os roster. No Jimenez
The News Tribune "It’s hard for the Mariners to look at outfielder Nelson Cruz anchoring the middle of Baltimore’s lineup as the American League Championship Series unfolds and not wonder what might have been. The Mariners had a deal in place last winter with Cruz, then a free agent, for roughly $7.5 million in..." October 10
CSN Baltimore "A quick glance at StubHub shows that more than 5,100 tickets are being offered for Friday’s opener of the American League Championship Series. It’s the first ALCS game in Baltimore since 1997, and fans are thrilled to have the opportunity to buy seats. A handful of prime box seats are listed..." October 09
CBSSports.com "The Orioles are pushing to get a deal done with outfielder Nelson Cruz, sources told FOX Sports. Cruz recently changed agents from Wasserman Media Group to Relativity Sports. Cruz, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, clubbed a career-best 40 home runs in 2014. He also hit .271 with a..." October 09
Sources: #Orioles close with shortstop J.J. Hardy on extension, believed to be three years with an option, north of $40 million.
TheScore.com "The Baltimore Orioles announced Thursday that right-hander Chris Tillman will get the ball for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Camden Yards. The 26-year-old enjoyed a solid outing in Game 1 of the Division Series against the Detroit..." October 09
CSN Baltimore "Major League Baseball has announced the game times for the balance of the American League Championship Series. The first two game times, Friday at 8:07 p.m. and Saturday at 4:07 p.m. at Oriole Park had been announced earlier in the week. Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Tuesday at Kansas City are..." October 09
CSN Baltimore "The Orioles clubhouse wasn’t as crazy as it was a few weeks back when they clinched their first American League East championship since 1997. This team is now accomplished at celebrating. After the Orioles completed the three-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers to win their Division Series, many..." October 06
Boston Globe "It doesn’t often happen in baseball that you’re hired on merit alone, not because you know somebody. That’s where Dave Wallace’s story starts. Wallace, who oversaw the Red Sox’ 2004 pitching staff, was busy grooming Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, Luis Avilan, Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters, etc.,..." October 05
Norris will be the Orioles game 3 starter. Confirmed.
Baltimore Sun "The skinny on this American League Division Series between the Orioles and the Detroit Tigers was simple: If the Orioles could get into the Tigers’ beleaguered bullpen, they could win. And the thought was that the Orioles had a secret weapon late in games in Delmon Young, the club’s..." October 04
Gonzalez will start game 3, Norris 4 if needed.
Baltimore Sun "An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of essentially meaningless games since wrapping up the..." October 03
New York Post "Every 10 years — like clockwork — Buck Showalter wins the AL Manager of the Year award. In 1994, he steered the Yankees to the league’s best record before the players’ strike led to the cancellation of the rest of the season and postseason. In 2004, he led the Rangers to 18 more victories..." October 03
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
Toronto Sun "In case you’re wondering, there has been a run on ‘disappointing’ and ‘frustrating’ at the word market. Just try to find those adjectives anywhere and you’d be out of luck — the Blue Jays have used them all, chewed them up. In their season-ending address to the media throng Sunday, both..." September 29
Toronto Sun "J.A. Happ made his final start of the 2014 season Saturday and, the question is, will it be the final start of his Blue Jays career? One way or the other, Happ went out a winner as the Jays downed the getting-ready-for-the-playoffs Baltimore Orioles 4-2. The Jays have control over Happ’s..." September 28
Toronto Star "When Dalton Pompey first arrived with the Blue Jays earlier this month as a September call-up, he was a nice story. A local boy, just the sixth Ontarian to ever play for the Jays, he had risen three levels of the organization’s minor-league system in a matter of months. Just a few years ago, he..." September 27
Pearce back in orioles lineup
Baltimore Sun "A key ingredient to the Orioles’ formula for winning this season has been hitting home runs. They have relied on it more than any club in the major leagues. But in their 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, the Orioles mounted their best offensive outing in nearly two..." September 25
Baltimore Sun "One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz’s 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York’s already..." September 24
Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series next week, manager Buck Showalter officially announced Tuesday. Tillman, 26, will make his postseason debut when he pitches Oct. 2 at Camden Yards against an opponent that hasn't been determined. It..." September 24
Markakis said wont be in lineup today
Baltimore Sun "After the Orioles' 7-2 victory Saturday night over the Boston Red Sox, manager Buck Showalter was preparing himself for a postgame discussion with Adam Jones, whom he was considering sitting for Sunday's regular-season home finale. It would be a short turnaround for an afternoon game, but these..." September 21
#Orioles will scratch Pearce tonight with a sore right wrist. Not a major concern right now. Also gives team another chance to see Walker.
Buck said Gausman should be fine for next start. Had blister last night on right middle finger