Jake Arrieta Not Surprised By Strasburg's ContractArrieta is one of several players potentially affected by Strasburg's $175 million, seven-year deal with the Nationals, preventing the right-hander from testing free agency after this season. Arrieta is coming off a breakout season, helping the Cubs get to the NL Championship Series. The 30-year-old right-hander went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA last year.
Former Oriole Jake Arrieta Pitches No-Hitter For CubsThe Cubs sent pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to the Orioles for pitcher Pedro Strop, two international signing bonus slots, and Arrieta, who had a 5.46 career ERA.
5 Things: Road Teams Dominate Start of PlayoffsThrough four playoff games, the road teams are undefeated. The home teams will try to turn it around Friday in the first day of full playoff action: four games spread throughout the day for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
Jeremy Conn: Congratulations JakeJake Arrieta threw the first no hitter of his career last night.
Dave Szymborski MLB Analyst For ESPN Joins Scott And Jeremy“Davis has had a very up and down career,” said Szymborski. “He’s hitting .200 or less of late, and it’s not really sustainable.” Though many in Baltimore are a bit panicked after Machado’s injury, Szymborski points out that every team has injuries, and many also have far worse scenarios as a road to the playoffs.
Orioles Shut Down 4-1 By Former Teammate Arrieta Last season, Baltimore traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs. On Friday, the Orioles got to see firsthand how nicely the right-hander has developed in the National League.
Preview: Orioles At CubsWhile Baltimore's 161 homers lead the majors by a comfortable margin, that power has overshadowed an outstanding run by the pitching staff.
10 Biggest MLB First-Half SurprisesLet's look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.
National League Mid-Season Team MVPsSometimes a team's best players don't make the All-Star team. Here are the National League's mid-season team MVPs.
The Top 20 Baltimore Sports Stories Of 2013As 2013 winds to an end, a look back at the most popular sports stories of the year (determined by your clicks!) is in order. Take a look back at the Baltimore sports fan's year in sports.
Bob Haynie: Have The Orioles Made The Right Moves?July and the non-waiver portion of the Major League Baseball trade deadline has passed. I think it is fair to say that GM Dan Duquette and the Baltimore Orioles have been very proactive in trying to upgrade their roster.
Steve Davis: Feldman Trade Is Good OneI like the trade for Scott Feldman. He should help the Orioles. This isn't a barnburner, but it should make them better.