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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Baltimore Orioles

With good young starters, the O's window for contention is starting to open

Originally Published: September 18, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that have fallen out of the playoff race continues with the Baltimore Orioles, who are, as usual, buried in the cellar of the American League East.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 75-87, fifth place
Current record: 60-86, fifth place

Hey, at least they caught the guys who stole Cal Ripken Jr.'s number from outside Camden Yards.

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