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Player salary isn't the only disparity hurting the Orioles
Player salary isn't the only disparity hurting the Orioles

As the Orioles continue to get tossed around by their American League East rivals, it's easy to cite disparities in player salaries as the main culprit. After all, the Red Sox and Yankees spend at least $80 million more than the Orioles annually. However, during a recent series against the Yankees, Buck Showalter looked past the large salary gaps and found another startling difference between the division's haves and have-nots. "I know [payrolls are] what everyone looks at when you're talking about this division," Showalter told Bill Madden of The New York Daily News. "But the real disparity, the disparity that's hurting baseball, is the disparity that...

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