A look at what some other media outlets are saying about the
** Joe Sheehan of
You want to believe, because it's a great town and a great park and a great story. Here's the problem: findamentally, this isn't a good baseball team.
... Their good record in the first six weeks was driven by a bullpen, pitching, to a man, way over its head, and some late-game and extra-inning longballs that bolstered the team's performance in close games.
Those games are banked and keeping the Orioles in the race, but it's a mirage. . . There's not much here to sell -- 'hold' may be the better term to use -- but the Orioles have no business buying.
** Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the Orioles should resist the urge to unload talent while the rest of the
(The)Baltimore Orioles aren't playing out of their minds. So much so that it's unfortunate, actually, because they'd make a great sell candidate if doing so wouldn't murder a fan base that's already so alienated it should reside in Roswell.
Jim Johnson is a perfect sell-high guy, one year shy6 of free agency and excelling, and if the
Here's the thing: the Orioles aren't good enough to buy. Injuries rendered their rotation a mess, they've got a minus-44 run differential and no matter how great a job manager
** ESPN.com lists the Orioles at No. 16 in their power rankings and says the O's have gotten hot at exactly the right time:
The Orioles finished the week with five straight victories over the