Erik Bedard

Schmuck: The Orioles are getting some good reviews after first two deals, but time will tell

Schmuck: The Orioles are getting some good reviews after first two deals, but time will tell

The Orioles picked a tough year to change a stubborn narrative, but they just might turn their midseason fire sale into an opportunity to rebrand an organization that has spent much of the past two decades battling negative perceptions of the front office and ownership.

Embattled executive vice president Dan Duquette got five players from the Los Angeles Dodgers for superstar Manny Machado in a deal last week that was generally lauded by scouts and industry analysts. He got three young pitchers for closer Zach Britton on Tuesday night, including top-10 New York Yankees prospect Dillon Tate.

To be fair, it’ll be a couple of years before we’ll know whether the Orioles have...

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