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Is ESPN right about the Orioles’ bleak future?

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Jun 18, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Things look bleak for the Orioles over the next five seasons, according to ESPN’s Future Power Rankings. The Birds rank 28th out of MLB’s 30 teams. Ouch.

Dan Szymborski, ESPN analyst and co-author of the rankings, joins us to discuss how Baltimore’s outlook is hindered by a weak farm system, indecisive front office and ineffective offseason moves.

The Orioles, he says, likely need to completely change their culture if they are going to compete in the mighty American League East.

It’s not all bad, however. Szymborski says Orioles have some reason to be optimistic about young pitchers like Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey and Tanner Scott.

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50 years ago today, Earl Weaver took over the Orioles

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Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, the most successful manager in Orioles history, took the helm in Baltimore 50 years ago today.

The Earl of Baltimore went on to lead the Birds to four pennants, five 100-win seasons and a World Series title in 1970. Veteran baseball analyst and historian Rob Neyer joins us to discuss the career and legacy of Weaver.

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Are the Orioles the worst team in modern MLB history?

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The Orioles are playing at a pace that would make them the second worst team of the last 50 or so years. But with trades of Manny Machado and others expected, things could just get worse.

Baseball historian Mark Armour joins us to discuss the 2018 Birds’ place in baseball infamy. Spoiler alert: It ain’t pretty.

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Will the Orioles abandon Baltimore eventually?

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Is there a real danger the Orioles will flee Baltimore once the team’s Camden Yard lease is up? Josh Sroka of Section 336 joins us to discuss the future of the Birds and the American League East.

Sroka and host Justin McGuire also discuss the latest Manny Machado trade rumors, Colby Rasmus’ second retirement and Jonathan Schoop’s dreadful 2018.

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