Monday, June 18, 2007

Perlozzo Out

He's gone. What's next?

Dave Trembley for now.

Perlozzo didn't get much out of this team. No, he doesn't have much to do with the power outage in this lineup and it's not his fault Danys Baez sucks but he made questionable decisions with the lineup and, most damaging, riding his bullpen to hard, too soon, in situations where he didn't seem to need to. He listened to his players to a fault instead of setting expectations for them. He didn't take control.

Will the O's get better with a different manager? Doubtful. They slug like the Royals (actually worse) which means their pitchers have to be lights out everyday for the team to win consistently. That has to change before anything works for this club.

No winning season this year fans. The streak will reach 10 years and a fire sale seems to be in order. Goodbye Miguel Tejada, goodbye Corey Patterson, goodbye Steve Trachsel. I imagine Aubrey Huff, Melvin Mora, Jay Payton and Ramon Hernandez will all remain.

Onward into the void, people. There's a lot of baseball left and lots to look at as the season unfolds. I'll see if I can find it...

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