Baltimore Orioles: From Bad to Worse
It's been a very rough week for the Baltimore Orioles. Their newest phenom struggled in his major league debut, their surprisingly great rookie hurler got hit in the shin and will miss at least ... It's been a very rough week for the Baltimore Orioles.
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#1 Aug 3, 2009
I am a long time O's fan since the mid 80's. I have stuck by them through good times and bad times. Mostly bad however.....but this past week when they traded off their best closer since Gregg Olson from the 1989 club, that really hurt. I enjoyed watching George Sherill pitch. When they acquired him from Seattle before last season, that was the best move they ever made. What the orioles do best is set themselves up for failure!!!!! Stop recruiting young players and get a big name player on the team!!!!! They are out there. All you have to do is look for them.
#2 Aug 3, 2009
How much longer is this embarassment going to continue? Our team is not even close to competing in this division. Next year - no shot. 500 maybe. 2011, maybe. The pitching is only one component, granted a big one. What about this lineup that has to be one of the most inconsisent in the majors? We could have the best pitching in the A.L. and I do not think we would be competing. I certainly hope MacPhail is looking at what he can do to bolster and stabilze the offense. We need one preferably two bonafide sluggers to anchor and provide stability and consistency the middle of the lineup. Who in Norfolk or Bowie is ready to step in to that role at the positions we need any time soon? Hmmmm, I see no one. Now, who would want to sign here as a free agent when they can go to a proven contender/winner unless we shell out 1.5 to 2 times market value???????? It's a given, we can never have enough good pitching; but I hope improving the offense is just as high priority. If not, the standings will tell the story.
#3 Aug 3, 2009
One of the main problems the Orioles have is not even being mentioned. The Orioles do not have a leader. Orioles teams in the past have had a leader who makes other ballplayers around him better. Dave Tremley is a manager, not a leader. He fills out the scorecard and hopes for the best. He is a minor league manager managing a major league team. Until the Orioles trade or develop a leader on this team and replace Tremley, the Orioles will continue to operate at the bottom of their division.
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