Found August 01, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
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Orioles’ management blew it. For the first time in 15 years Baltimore is heading into August as a legitimate playoff contender. As today’s trade deadline approached it was looking like those chances would be bolstered with Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton. But, as has become the norm for the Orioles, no deal could be brokered. The already fading playoff aspirations become a distant dream for fans and players alike. The addition of Joe Blanton could have been huge for a young developing ball club. His addition would have added consistency to one of the weaker starting rotations in the majors. Unfortunately, it seemed like the price was too high, and the Orioles wouldn’t sell their top prospects. The sentiment in Baltimore seems to be that they need to develop the talent already on the roster. In other words, this is not the Orioles year. This is a very young ball club with a ton of untapped talent, and everyone is banking on the future not the present. This would be a...
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