Wow. We're unbelievably bad. This team can't hit or pitch. Sure, there are exceptions. Hardy is great (when healthy). Adam Jones
is good enough. I'll take Reynolds' homers, despite the low average and strikeouts. Johnson and Uehara are great relievers.
That's about it.
Wieters somehow completely forgot how to hit. (A shining example of the Orioles' "reverse Midas touch"- whenever they touch something Gold, they turn it to junk.) The latest "Reverse Midas" Oriole is Brian Matusz
who forgot how to pitch. Another Reverse Midas Oriole is Derek Lee and his .239 average and 6 HR, and another is Vlad Guerrero.
Markakis got his average up, but the power has vanished. Roberts is old and frail.
Then there's the farm. We have Norfolk and it's squad of AAAA guys like Snyder and Bell- too good for Double A, and too bad for anything beyond. We have guys who can't stay healthy (Mahoney). We have the overhyped (Florimon), the never-was's (Rowell). Heck, even our top prospect is hitting .140 at A ball.
Is there some way we can just disband the organization and ask MLB to start over as an expansion team? Just release everyone. Acquire guys who are unprotected on 40 man rosters of the other teams, secure the first pick in the draft for a couple of years, and just start completely over....