Lance Lynn

Schmuck: Orioles have to stop fooling themselves about the future of their starting rotation

Schmuck: Orioles have to stop fooling themselves about the future of their starting rotation

It all happened so fast.

Eleven days ago, the Orioles were one game out of the second American League wild-card slot and playing better than any other team in their division. By the time they got to New York for the current four-game series against the Yankees, their playoff run was all but over.

It’s not necessary to analyze what happened because anyone with a cursory knowledge of the sport could see that the O’s beat the odds by staying in contention as long as they did with a starting rotation that was more explosive than their power-laden — but frustratingly inconsistent — lineup.

The only question is whether they can do anything about that before they return to...

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