The O’s race to $5,000 down
September 07, 2018 8:48 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP MLB Baseball's Dirty Dozen | The worst MLB teams against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
Forget the pennant and wild card races. The biggest betting story left is whether the Baltimore Orioles will reach and go beyond $5,000 in season losses per $100 wager.
We’re not betting against it. This is the worst season Baltimore has ever had and you have to feel for manager Buck Showalter, one of the very best in the game. Hopefully management will figure out that it’s not his fault. The O’s made a business decision to part ways with their best player Manny Machado, now with the Dodgers at least for this year.
A few seasons back they lost fan favorite Nick Markakis to the Atlanta Braves where he is an integral part of their chase to a potential NL East title. Adam Jones is a lifetime Oriole but even he is seeing the writing on the wall. Zach Britton, a stellar closer, is now part of the Yankees bullpen.