When the Orioles' front office sat down for its off-season talent audit, team executives saw an organization in desperate need of new blood. The O's won just 66 games last year, and they haven't had a winning season since 1997. Even worse, the Baltimore brass realized that their greatest asset was a surplus of young, righthanded relief pitchers. Not exactly something that will ignite season ticket sales.
Some clubs spend big bucks on relievers. Smart clubs trade them while they're hot. Jorge Arangure Jr. explains how the Baltimore Orioles front office stumbled across -- and started taking full advantage of -- this latest trend.