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Albert Almora

As Cubs' top picks star in World Series, Orioles' first-rounders look lacking by comparison

As Cubs' top picks star in World Series, Orioles' first-rounders look lacking by comparison

There’s a lot to long for when Orioles fans watch the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face off in the World Series, each with major pieces who used to call Baltimore home.

There’s Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop and Andrew Miller, but then there’s the faceless specter of missed opportunity that sticks out when looking at just how the Cubs got here.

Since 2005, seven teams have had first-round draft picks inside the top 10 in at least four consecutive seasons — the Orioles (2006-12), Kansas City Royals (2005-08, 2010-13), Cubs (2011-2015), Houston Astros (2012-15), Pittsburgh Pirates (2006-12), Minnesota Twins (2012-2015), and Colorado Rockies...

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