The Baltimore Orioles are 6-1.
Yes, those Orioles.
It's still early and I still anticipate them ending up losing at least 90 games, probably more, but they finally have the look of a team that gives a crap. That is to say they're genuinely young players and are low on the pathetic old players (I'm looking at you, Melvin Mora) who simply eat up money and retard the growth of prospects.
Why this turn of events? Andy MacPhail.
The team's Chief Operating Officer in charge of baseball operations, came to my beloved team this past offseason from the Chicago Cubs, and it would not be an understatement to say he has completely changed the trajectory of the franchise. Now if only I can get a guarantee that Peter Angelos won't interfere...