Mancini had plenty to say about baseball and other topics.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 12:15 am
He’s here with high expectations to have an all-star career in his second big league spring training. He’s often asked when he thinks he’ll be ready to play in the majors. I’d like to think I can compete at any level you put me at,” he said.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 10:41 pm
Over the first week-plus of games, the Orioles had nine pitchers throw multiple innings in an outing: John Means, Dean Kremer, Keegan Akin, Matt Harvey, Félix Hernández, Jorge López, Bruce Zimmermann, Wade LeBlanc and Ashton Goudeau. Hyde said César Valdez will be stretched-out too, and it’s possible others are stretched out for the alternate training site as further depth.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 11:00 am
Mar. 7—Derek Shelton started to chuckle before a question was finished being asked about his team’s Grapefruit League record . “The spring training record does not matter,” Shelton said after the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 4-3-1 with a 13-1 victory against the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. “But it is nice that we’ve won more than three games, I will say that.” Time will tell …
Posted: March 8, 2021, 1:02 am
After a year away, Felix Hernández admittedly has some kinks to work out in his pursuit of a big league roster spot. “I feel like real quick to the plate, like I was rushing the ball, I was opening myself too quick,” Hernández said after making his debut for the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. It’s still a bit weird to think of King Felix in another uniform after the right-hander made 418 starts in 15 seasons for Seattle, winning the AL Cy Young Award in 2010.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 9:57 pm
In the spring opener last Sunday, he hit a towering home run. In the ensuing week, he’s made diving catches, laced opposite-field doubles and shown a strong arm from the outfield. For a player who is trying to leave an impression on the Orioles brass who will be in charge of eventually making him a big leaguer, he’s certainly hard to miss.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 9:19 pm
Michael Fulmer threw two scoreless innings in his first start of spring training and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Saturday night. Fulmer’s debut was pushed back several days after leaving camp temporarily due to the birth of his second child. After the game, Fulmer said he was pleased with his first start, which also included a strikeout and no walks.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 2:19 pm
Prospect Josh Palacios had a home run, triple and double and ace Hyun Jin Ryu allowed one run in two innings in his spring-training debut as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 13-4 on Friday. Palacios, who replaced starter Randal Grichuk in right field, drove in five runs and went 3-for-3.. A fourth-round Toronto pick in the 2016 draft, Palacios is batting .
Posted: March 5, 2021, 10:05 pm
I think it’s been so long that I’ve been able to really feel comfortable throwing even my fastball that today was a big step in the right direction, knowing that what we’ve been doing mechanically and physically in the back fields is paying off,” Harvey said. I think being able to really trust the work that we’ve put in between starts and not babying the off-speed like I did today is the next step. I’m happy about the mechanics, the work that we’ve been doing.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 9:54 pm
Joe Altobelli, the manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to their most recent World Series title in 1983, has died at the age of 88. The Orioles confirmed Altobelli’s death on Wednesday and in a statement said that the manager was a “tremendous leader. Altobelli was hired by the Orioles before the 1983 season — replacing future Hall of Famer Earl Weaver — and immediately found success.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 9:17 pm
on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Today in baseball history: 1886 – A business wrangle in the National League ends in a weakening of the league’s famous 50 cents admission standard.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 12:00 pm
Ramón Urías wasn’t meant to start at shortstop in the Orioles’ six-inning Grapefruit League win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. In filling in for Freddy Galvis after the presumptive starter was scratched with hip soreness, Urías took his chance to make an impression with a three-run home run that gave the Orioles a late lead.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 9:30 pm
He did that to me a couple times, every time when I tried to quit baseball,” Severino said. I just thought about it for like two months and he’d tell me again, ‘Have you figured it out or no? Because now it’s time to leave.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 1:28 pm
Our fantasy baseball analysts reveal their favorite draft target on each of the five American League East teams.
Posted: March 3, 2021, 5:21 pm
The Yankees handled their AL East-foe Baltimore Orioles in a spring training matchup, 4-2, on the road Tuesday.
Posted: March 2, 2021, 8:42 pm
Trey Mancini stepped up to the plate for the first time since discovering a cancer that could have killed him. Tommy Pham got a couple of at-bats in after a stabbing that nearly did kill him. Feel-good stories weren’t hard to find as major league spring training games opened in Arizona and Florida.
Posted: March 2, 2021, 7:04 am