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This is why the Orioles are awful

Jul 29, 2010, 12:59 PM EDT

From Buster Olney’s latest column:

Other teams that have asked the Orioles about the availability of some
of their players are getting the vibe that Baltimore is greatly
concerned about stripping their roster to the point that they are
concerned about being even worse down the stretch than they have been in
the first four months. “I think they’re worried about being a 115-loss
team,” said a rival executive.

If the Orioles are truly holding off on trading players who (a) have any trade value; and (b) have no real future with the team simply because they’d rather lose 105 games instead of 115, they deserve every stinking bad thing that has happened to them.

  1. Xpensive Wino - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    This is simply one of about a hundred reasons why the Orioles are pathetic.

  2. Proudly Canadian - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Unfortunately, my Jays only have 3 games left with Baltimore. They are 12 & 0 against them so far this season.

  3. doctorfunke - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Sadly, the Jays would need about 40 more games against the O’s to have a chance in that division.
    Take off, ya Hoser.

  4. JBerardi - Jul 29, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Do the Orioles realize that the more games they lose, the higher they get to pick in next year’s draft? They know that, right?

  5. Fernando - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Geez, you have to trade Tejada, Wiggington, Ohman, Guthrie, Scott, Milwood and Izturis. I’d also move Gonzalez, but his value is pretty low right now.
    Start focusing around the young guys (Weiters, Jones and even Pie) and the quality vets (Markakis & Roberts).

  6. liamdaly - Jul 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    The Orioles are currently 31-70, .307 W%…. .307 * 162 = 49 and change.
    In other words, they’re currently on pace to be a 112 loss team. Boy, those extra 3 games must really matter enough for them to screw themselves for the future.

  7. lessick - Jul 29, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    I live in Baltimore, so I see the ineptness of this organization first-hand. That said, this comment has to be posturing. You don’t want it to be known you’re giving your players away. I really don’t think the top priority is to avoid losing 115 games.

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