The balancing act of developing young pitchers at the big league level

With the abundance of young starters on the Orioles' staff, Jim Hunter talked with Rick Kranitz about developing young pitching at the big league level. Jim asked Rick about the balancing act between ego and stubbornness, and Kranitz talked about the importance of a pitcher's approach. Watch the video below to hear one way Kranitz says young pitchers can let the game get away ... read more

Possibilities for the O's leading up to the trade deadline

Jim and Roch recently sat down on the set of O's Xtra to discuss the possibility of the Orioles dealing Luke Scott at the trade deadline, which is fast approaching at the end of July. Jim also asked Roch about the roster move that sent Craig Tatum to Triple-A Norfolk after Tatum earned the backup catcher spot out of spring training. And finally, the ... read more

Some draft talk with Joe Jordan

It's been a little over a week since the 2010 MLB draft and the projections have already been rolling in. One player right in the heat of things is O's first-round pick Manny Machado. Everyone believes this kid has what it takes to be a talented Major League player, especially O's Director of Scouting Joe Jordan. Jim Hunter talks with Joe Jordan about Manny Machado ... read more

Arrieta breaks trend

When Jake Arrieta won his Major League debut on June 10 against the Yankees he became the latest pitching prospect to come up to the Orioles from the minors and enjoy instant success. But when he followed it up with a win in San Francisco to improve to (2-0), he broke a trend by winning his first two big league starts. Last season Brad ... read more

Pairing up a current star and a Hall of Famer

Eddie Murray and Mark Teixeira recently visited Camden Yards to help promote the 29th Annual Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game. Teixeira talked about his experience having once played in the game, and Murray related the game at Camden Yards to the North-South game he played in as a ballplayer developing in Los Angeles, Calif. Watch the video beow to hear the pair touch ... read more

Millwood is a class act

When the Orioles acquired Kevin Millwood from the Texas Rangers last December for reliever Chris Ray, they were expecting him to be the leader of an inexperienced rotation and show the Orioles' young starters what it takes to be a consistent member of a major league staff. Millwood has gone beyond expectations. Now if only the Orioles could give him some support. Millwood lost ... read more

The mystery of run support

There is no way to explain it, but it is a fact of every team's starting rotation every season. There will be a pitcher who gets tremendous support from his team's hitters, and there will be a pitcher who gets very little. And that support or lack of support obviously goes a long way in a starting pitcher's win-loss record. Through the first 26 ... read more

Michael Phelps: Gold medals and golden heart

I have always been impressed with professional athletes who go out of their way to give back to the community. It's one thing to have a charitable foundation, but it's special when the athletes are out in the community in person, especially with events and causes that benefit children. On the Orioles first off day of the season I spent the evening at the Harford ... read more