Season ends with another O's loss

Season ends with another O's loss

There are 36 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 28, 2008, titled Season ends with another O's loss. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Vernon Wells went 4-for-4, homered twice and had five RBIs, leading Jesse Litsch and the Toronto Blue Jays over the Orioles 10-1 Sunday.

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GHT

United States

#1 Sep 28, 2008
tired of the late season meltdowns.
mark

Allentown, PA

#2 Sep 28, 2008
fitting ending to one of the worst endings in the history of baseball .minus the shortcomings in there pitching ,and lack of concentration ,trembly is a bench coach at best in the major leagues. the man has no leadership shows no emotion ,never backs his players has more excuses then the captain of the titanic,and not the man you want at the helm even with a good team . matter of fact this coaching staff are all losers ,just keep them away from wieters .

“Ravens/Orioles fan in Jax Fla”

Since: Sep 07

Glen Burnie,Md(Jax Fla now)

#3 Sep 28, 2008
Once again they made a run-of-the-mill pitcher with a 12 and 9 record look like Cy Young,thank God that season is over,but you know what,I'm going to miss watching the O's on TV no matter how bad they were,plus I did get to see them in person, beat the Astros in June when I was visiting my family. Go O's heres hoping they improve them selves for next year.
Fred from Cape Cod

Dennis, MA

#4 Sep 28, 2008
I now absolutely believe in poetic justice. How fitting that this team would end its miserable season getting their collective butts kicked by the 4th place team in their division. Besides, 25 games under .500 has a nice ring to it. The good news is that there now really is no excuse not to blow up this team and start over. And that includes Mr. Roberts. We need 4/5 prospects not one very good player because that one player with the money we would have to pay him will make no difference. Did you hear, Mr. Trembley. Our manager insists Roberts is a table-setter. But someone please tell him that as this team is presently constituted no one is coming to dinner.
12345abc

Chesapeake Beach, MD

#5 Sep 28, 2008
mark wrote:
fitting ending to one of the worst endings in the history of baseball .minus the shortcomings in there pitching ,and lack of concentration ,trembly is a bench coach at best in the major leagues. the man has no leadership shows no emotion ,never backs his players has more excuses then the captain of the titanic,and not the man you want at the helm even with a good team . matter of fact this coaching staff are all losers ,just keep them away from wieters .
Agree, agree, agree. And on today's telecast, we had to listen to both Trembley and MacPhail say the O's had exceeded expectations this year. What a couple phonies. They deserve each other but the fans deserve more. To top it all off, the O's starting lineup included just about every 30+ player on the roster. You see, the "braintrust" doesn't want to rush the youngsters we keep hearing about.
pajoyo

Washington, DC

#6 Sep 28, 2008
One happy note: no New York team is in the MLB post season.
trifin1

East New Market, MD

#7 Sep 28, 2008
Losing 30 out of 35 games. You have got to be kidding Trembley!! Exceeding your expectations- come on. You should quit like your team did on you. I pray for a Bisciotti move by Angelos for Trembley the same as Billick.
Prospect Expert

United States

#8 Sep 28, 2008
pajoyo wrote:
One happy note: no New York team is in the MLB post season.
Yeah, but Boston is. Sure hope they get knocked out early......
Jason

Parkville, MD

#9 Sep 28, 2008
A MAJOR LEAGUE baseball team shouldn't lose 30 of 35 games, no excuses, they are horrible
pajoyo

Washington, DC

#10 Sep 28, 2008
I'm having second thoughts about putting Baltimore back on the jerseys of these pathetic excuses for a big league team. I would rather wait until the team is no longer the AL's laughing stock.
Practicality

Manassas, VA

#11 Sep 28, 2008
Good officially the rebuilt needs to rebuild. Still love my O's but they need to wake up P.A. Still had fun watching them in the end. Here's to playing with some heart!
jack in hebron

Rhodesdale, MD

#12 Sep 28, 2008
thank god it'sover .
jono

Clarksville, MD

#13 Sep 28, 2008
Fred from Cape Cod wrote:
The good news is that there now really is no excuse not to blow up this team and start over. And that includes Mr. Roberts. We need 4/5 prospects not one very good player because that one player with the money we would have to pay him will make no difference.
Couldn't agree more. You pretty much now have no excuse not to unload Roberts, Sherrill, Cabrera, Huff, and most of the veteran relievers for as many promising youngsters as you can get, and not resign Millar. And unload Mora if you can get him to waive his no-trade clause. There is simply no value in these older folks because we are talking about a much longer project than a year or two before the team gets good, and that really means stockpiling promising youth, particularly young pitching. The team did a nice job of acquiring some solid, inexpensive youngsters with the Beddard and Tejada trades, but got carried away with their early success and balked at trading Roberts and Sherrill when the trading was good. For whatever reason, they felt that unless they could land a young marquis shortstop it didn't make sense to do a deal, and getting hung up on that lack or common sense probably means they are going to get a lot less value for these players during the offseason, considering they are a year older, have a year less on their contract, and won't be trading them to a potentially contending team.

The team should lock in Markakis and Jones for as long a contract as they can -- these are the kind of youngsters you can build around. They should probably hang onto Guthrie as their fifth starter and hope to home grow numbers 1-4. Not that Guthrie showed us anything wonderful today, but he is the only major league caliber pitcher on the team right now.

There is no point trying to buy talent -- you need to home-grow it, even if it takes a long time. That's what worked for Tampa, and before that the Angels. You can't outspend the Yankees and fill your missing pieces through free agency. You should only be doing that when you are a team in contention with only a missing piece of the puzzle. In all other situations, you should be trying to unload older veterans for youngsters with potential. Eventually you will have a crop of youngsters that matures at the same time and then you have the core of a contending team. Like Tampa finally got after years of unloading their top name players. Lock in the best youngsters to longterm contracts, and unload the others, even if they happen to be fan favorites. Folks aren't coming to Camden yards to see Roberts play, they are coming to see a good game of baseball. And it takes more than a good second baseman to make the O's a good team. At this point, if they can get two mediocre, younger players for Roberts, they fill two holes, rather than one, even if Roberts is admittedly a much much better player. Sell him to the highest bidder and get on with the rebuilding effort already. If we didn't miss the best window to do that.
Wait til Next Year

Petersburg, VA

#14 Sep 28, 2008
That's right! Wait til next year! We'll get 'em. With Kevin Millar as our # 4 hitter we can't miss! We need more over the hill has beens like him! That's the Oriole way!
bigdeal

South Point, OH

#15 Sep 28, 2008
The 2009 schedule is out. I am so excited. Did you hear that fan O's from New York?
Phil

Nampa, ID

#16 Sep 28, 2008
30-35 losses? That's pretty pathetic. Anywho, if they don't dismantle this team by 97%(including manager and coaches) they'd be foolish. McFail has his work cut out for him, but just wait until the winter meetings and he won't make a move. Cellar dwellars is where the O's will be until there is a new owner.
ironrider

Bedford, TX

#17 Sep 28, 2008
THE BOYS OF SUMMER ARE NOW THE BUMS OF BALTIMORE
yardbyrd

Newport News, VA

#18 Sep 28, 2008
pajoyo wrote:
One happy note: no New York team is in the MLB post season.
AMEN!!!!
Prospect Expert

United States

#19 Sep 28, 2008
Wait til Next Year wrote:
That's right! Wait til next year! We'll get 'em. With Kevin Millar as our # 4 hitter we can't miss! We need more over the hill has beens like him! That's the Oriole way!
You said it, bud. That sadly IS the Oriole Way........
Mr Baseball

Baltimore, MD

#20 Sep 28, 2008
12345abc wrote:
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Agree, agree, agree. And on today's telecast, we had to listen to both Trembley and MacPhail say the O's had exceeded expectations this year. What a couple phonies. They deserve each other but the fans deserve more. To top it all off, the O's starting lineup included just about every 30+ player on the roster. You see, the "braintrust" doesn't want to rush the youngsters we keep hearing about.
Watch it buddy. Joe's coming after you now. Only Joe and McPhail know enough about baseball to know if this season was a success or not. I'm so glad Guthrie came back for one last start. He sure looked 100% to me. Don't be surprised if he has a "procedure" on his shoulder this offseason. According to Joe though he pitched today for the good of the team and should be applauded for the effort. I don't blame Guthrie but management should have shut him down. Nothing good could have come out of him pitching today. The risk was too great for basically zero reward. Joe doesn't get this though. I guess he's smarter then us and knows something we don't.

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