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Ken Rosenthal: This time, hold on to Flanagan
Ken Rosenthal: This time, hold on to Flanagan

It's time for the Orioles to conduct their annual midsummer auction of veteran talent. That's how they got rid of Mike Flanagan in the first place. They'd be crazy -- and heartless -- to do it again. Flanagan, 39, already is drawing serious interest in talks with the New York Mets, but manager John Oates indicated last night that he would not endorse a trade unless the club received an overwhelming offer. That's good news for Flanagan, who not only wants to finish his career in Baltimore, but to pitch in the final game at Memorial Stadium, where he competed in the World Series in 1979 and '83. "I had a vision of pitching at some point in the last game -- in...

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