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Orioles physicals, and issues arising in them, have little historic downside

Orioles physicals, and issues arising in them, have little historic downside

Forget what the short-term implications of losing the best starting pitcher remaining on the market, Yovani Gallardo, would be if the complications arising from his physical with the Orioles can’t be resolved.

The team’s noteworthy histories with its extensive physicals has been culled in recent days by those who want to christen the latest saga “peak Orioles,” and not in a good way, and ascribe ulterior motives to the physical issues.

Others, as FanGraphs’ Jeff Sullivan did, take a reasoned approach to the whole thing in this...

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