Dan Uggla

The Orioles' blues, or what happens when waiting for the Machado trade is the most interesting part of season

The Orioles' blues, or what happens when waiting for the Machado trade is the most interesting part of season

Now is the summer of our discontent made gloriously awful by the Baltimore Orioles. Major League Baseball’s All-Star break is when fans traditionally step back and assess where their team stands. In Charm City, it doesn’t require Richard III-level eloquence: We’re in the dumpster. With 28 wins and 69 losses, the Orioles have the second-worst record in the big leagues this season. Thank you, Kansas City Royals, for amassing just 27 wins and a .005 worse winning percentage.

Most teams have losing seasons at one point or another, but even by historic standards, the Orioles are deeper in the cellar than most dwellers. At the current rate, it’s entirely possible the Birds will...

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