Because It Bears Mentioning

At 32-72, the Orioles are now more games out of first-place in the AL East (33.5) than the number of wins that they have*. If they doubled their win total, they still wouldn’t be ahead of the Yankees. Astounding, and depressing. Nothing to really add to that, except there’s no real difference between 55 and 60 wins for the team this year and so there’s no point in holding on to veterans (Millwood, Wigginton, Ohman, Patterson) who will be gone after the season and won’t net any draft-picks if kept (since they’re not worth offering arbitration to). Plus Guthrie and Scott if they can get anything decent back.

* (Hat tip to Michael Illingworth for noting it)