Stop the presses! The Os have had a mediocre June!

June 28, 2012 | Eric Green

          Stop the presses! The Baltimore Orioles have gone 12-12 so far in June. The team currently has a  .245 batting average,  and with a .500 plus record through 75 games, the team is looking for help. Being realistic, not many people before the start of the season would have thought the Orioles would be in the position they are in right now.  Heavy trade talks currently have the Os linked to the likes of Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster. Twenty eight year old Matt Garza,  is 3-6 this season with a 4.06 ERA. Ryan Dempster, 35  ,is 3-3 with a ERA of  2.11. Personally I believe Garza would be the best fit for the Orioles, at twenty eight years old  he has a lot of baseball to play. What would it take to get either one of these players?  Young prospects, young prospects the Orioles shouldn’t even think of giving up. If they can pull off a trade without giving up  their  big name prospects ala pitcher Dillon Bundy (who is more than likely not trade bait), shortstop Manny Machado, and  second baseman Johnathan Schoop, then they should make the trade. Risking the future of the team to win now should not even be a thought for Dan Duquette. Why bother making trades destroying the teams bright future for right now? The Orioles are in a great position to win now if they can get a little help, and in a great position to win in the future. The farm system is not one of the best in baseball, and it hasn’t been for a long time. Over this depressing fourteen year losing streak,  the farm system has been horrible. Now that they are a few good minor league players and the team has a winning record, fingers crossed Duquette doesn’t go wild with trades. Wheeling and dealing players left and right. Just stay the coarse. The team still has a winning record, my big thing with the Orioles as long as they can maintain a decent record after the all star break, then they will be fine. I would love to see them in the playoffs with the extra playoff team this year. Even more I would love to see them final have a winning season. They are well ahead of the curb compared to last season, and for fans that think the Orioles can make the jump from worst to first in the AL east of all divisions after fourteen years…..Wishful thinking. This thing is going to take sometime, yes yes yes fourteen years is a long time but the Orioles didn’t have the right mindset of  developing players, but they do now.

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