Evan Longoria

Series against Marlins pits major league-worst Orioles vs. team that was accused of trying to tank

Series against Marlins pits major league-worst Orioles vs. team that was accused of trying to tank

The Orioles have the worst record in the major leagues, and they’re on pace for a 116-loss season.

Before the season began, the players union alleged in a grievance that four teams — the Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Pirates — were not using revenue-sharing money in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement. In other words they were blamed for not spending enough money on payroll, contributing to the offseason free-agent freeze.

They are among several teams that have been accused of “tanking,” or purposely trying to lose this season by trading off their top — and highest-priced — players and seeking to rebuild through the high...

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