As the season has ended, and we are now into November, this portion of the year is when all the ‘hot stove” and free agent talk begins. Right now, from the looks of things, the Orioles are officially into the rebuilding phase.
Over the past few weeks, the turnover has been absolutely amazing, and all the activity right now is pointing to not only rebuilding, but a complete makeover and culture change. There has already been sweeping change with the number of coaches and members of the front office staff have been let go or have decided to pursue opportunities with other organizations.
This week, Sam Snider and Rudy Arias were let go, probably as further indication that Trembley is cleaning house as well as MacPhail.
Listening to various talk shows and doing some light reading, the Orioles are expected to not delve into the free agent market, but rather improve the team by trades.
Thus, the next week will be very important as the Orioles head to sunny
What happens? Who stays who goes? At this point, everyone is probably going to be dangled and
I expect Miguel Tejada to be a goner in a deal, and guys like Jay Payton, Aubrey Huff will be dangled.
We shall see. It’s pretty obvious now that it will not be business as usual when the Orioles head to
Fans, now we are into year eleven of trying to rebuild the Orioles and it maybe a few more years before Baltimore contend in the AL East – assuming the organization does things right and has a little bit of luck thrown in.
Mark Wiley was hired to take the place of Rick Kranitz, the current Orioles’ pitching coach, in