Buster Olney has a real long piece about the Baltimore Orioles in his blog this morning. As you can probably gather with the little bit I have below, the team is making strides; however, it may be a while -- as we all probably have fathomed -- before (and that's an if) the Orioles contend in the American League East.
It's going to be tough this season; maybe even in 2010, but things are looking up.
It has been more than a decade now since the Orioles made the playoffs, and almost that long since they've been truly relevant in the AL East race. Their goal this year, he says, is to play meaningful games in September.
They are making strides; Trembley sees it, and he feels it. The club's culture has changed, a tone rooted in the words that MacPhail spoke to the team on the first day of camp. "Do you know how fortunate we are to be doing what we're doing?" MacPhail asked the Orioles. "People are going to be making sacrifices to come out and see you this year. There should be no excuse for a lack of energy and enthusiasm as you do your work.">>> Read More