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Schmuck: All the wrong moves have made playoffs a tough proposition for Orioles

Schmuck: All the wrong moves have made playoffs a tough proposition for Orioles

Through the miracle of the expanded wild-card playoff format, the Orioles remain in contention for a spot in the postseason despite the dramatic and deflating downturn that has called into question everything from the current structure of the team to the future composition of the front office. It's still possible that the Orioles lineup will awaken with a fury and go on a roll long enough to carry them into the one-game wild-card playoff, but it's probably time for both the organization and its fans to face some somber music. Mathematical viability is one thing. Reality is another. Despite a cold and lonely winter lowlighted by the still-debated decisions to let slugger...

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