Ken Weinman: Good News, Bad News

The good news the Baltimore Orioles made some changes to their uniforms for the 2012 season.  The cartoon bird is back on the hat.  Orange jerseys are back as well.  These are both things I really like.  The bad news is these changes will do nothing to change the on field performance of the ballclub.

The O’s have not had a winning season since 1997 and things aren’t exactly looking rosy for 2012.  Exit Andy MacPhail, enter Dan Duquette.  Both men have had success building other franchises, but MacPhail couldn’t get things turned around here and the smart money says Duquette won’t either.  Prince Fielder and CJ Wilson will not be joining the Orioles this offseason (odds are actually better that the team signs Cecil Fielder) so I don’t know why I should be hopeful about next season.

I guess the one positive is the Orioles have a few months to make some moves and make me hopeful.  Stay tuned…

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