Peter Schmuck: Even O's future stars ...

Peter Schmuck: Even O's future stars are failing to shine

There are 6 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jun 16, 2010, titled Peter Schmuck: Even O's future stars are failing to shine. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The Orioles are in the midst of what is starting to look like a historically disastrous season, and the won-lost record - which is now apace with those of the 1962 Mets and the 1988 worst-ever O's - isn't the thing that should scare you the most.

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Ghost of Baseball Past

York, PA

#1 Jun 16, 2010
As long as Angelos sits there collecting his MLB royalties any discussion about the future is as good as mute. The "Oriole Way" needs some real soul searching and someone who can actually re-harness that approach to baseball. This is an organizational failure.
Walt

Riegelwood, NC

#2 Jun 16, 2010
Could not agree more with you, Ghost. Angelos is only interested in winning in the financial game, never mind what his team does on the field. He has a proven track record of getting rid of younger players who have a solid major league future (Steve Finley, Erik Beddard,etc) as soon as they start earning major $$, then he fills the holes by obtaining aging, under-performing veterans (Tejada, Millwood, etc) and over-hyping the new young players coming up in the minors.
In my opinion, as long as Angelos is the owner, the old "Oriole Way" is dead and the team and fans will continue to suffer.
Reality Check

York, PA

#3 Jun 16, 2010
I feel bad for the young players. Being in the O's system could end up costing them a major league career. When you look at teams like the A's, Padres, Twins, etc., they seem to come up with good young players every years, especially pitchers. They are small market teams and probably have not had the money the O's have in the last 12 years. Yet the O's continue to fail, year after year, with Angelos being the only constant. Many of these kids are rushed to the majors when really there is no need to do this. Then when they have two bad outings they are sent down or to the pen. If you're going to go with them, let them play. What's the difference? The team isn't going anywhere. And just like that Hughes kid. He comes up and has a good start, then doesn't get a hit for two games and he's gone. Yet they play guys that in no way are in the O's future. Thank goodness for the Nats. At least we have a team on MASN that is playing major league ball and has some bonifide stars.
The Daily Planet

York, PA

#4 Jun 17, 2010
Walt wrote:
Could not agree more with you, Ghost. Angelos is only interested in winning in the financial game, never mind what his team does on the field. He has a proven track record of getting rid of younger players who have a solid major league future (Steve Finley, Erik Beddard,etc) as soon as they start earning major $$, then he fills the holes by obtaining aging, under-performing veterans (Tejada, Millwood, etc) and over-hyping the new young players coming up in the minors.
In my opinion, as long as Angelos is the owner, the old "Oriole Way" is dead and the team and fans will continue to suffer.
They remind me of the Phillies under Bill Giles (circa mid 80's until most recent, save the fluke '93 season). Same premise of big name vets with little left in the gas tank brought in during the off-season, senseless trades, and young players dealt away. When Giles was moved onto being a minority partner the Phillies were only then able to become competitive again. The O's are a darn near carbon copy of that period of the Phillies.
Phillie Phanatic

Clifton Heights, PA

#5 Jun 17, 2010
Can anyone REALLY expect this team to do well??

The club has been blackballed by all of the elite talent in MLB, and will stay that way so long as the commitment to NOT winning remains in place.

The curse of Cal Bumpkin, Jr. LIVES ON!!!
Phillie Phanatic

Clifton Heights, PA

#6 Jun 17, 2010
The Daily Planet wrote:
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They remind me of the Phillies under Bill Giles (circa mid 80's until most recent, save the fluke '93 season). Same premise of big name vets with little left in the gas tank brought in during the off-season, senseless trades, and young players dealt away. When Giles was moved onto being a minority partner the Phillies were only then able to become competitive again. The O's are a darn near carbon copy of that period of the Phillies.
Except they are even worse.

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