I have a T-shirt. It was a freebie that I picked up on arrival at Camden Yards. Many of you probably have it as well.
It says, “We Like Our Guys”. You know what? I don’t anymore, no matter the insistence of The Warehouse. Let’s break it down.
Chris Davis – The worst player in MLB
Jonathan Schoop – Amazingly almost as bad as Chris Davis. He’s really bad.
Manny Machado – Awesome but his value is completely tied up in what he can bring back in a trade. If the dysfunctional Front Office can figure that out. Otherwise he’s just leaving in free agency for nothing. I’m getting pissed off now.
Third base – Now I’m going to start getting really angry.
Corner OF – Trumbo? Mancini? I mean you know the Orioles are starting two DH’s who are not really good hitters at the corner OF spots? Right?
CF – Adam Jones has been a great representative of the team and the city. He isn’t a center fielder anymore. He’s still a productive major leaguer (though he’s having quite a power outage recently). He is playing hard. He’s trying. But here we are.
C – Yeah. A disaster.
SP – Dylan Bundy is actually good. Kevin Gausman? He could be good. Otherwise it’s a tire fire.
RP – Here’s the thing. Other than the freaks, relief pitchers have a short shelf life and the Orioles have sat too long on their assets.
It’s going to be a long cold lonely winter. The Orioles have no leadership and no assets. They are 23-57 which is historically bad.
A few months ago, I said that it’s really hard to only win 60 games.
Now I’m wondering how the Orioles even get to that level.
I don’t like our guys. Not one bit.