O's overhaul overdue

November 04, 2007|By ROCH KUBATKO

It looks more and more like the Orioles have shifted into a serious rebuilding mode. I'm guessing team president Andy MacPhail wasn't overly impressed with what he saw this summer or what he heard at the organizational meetings.

Unfortunately, the "rebuilding" should have started sooner and been done more effectively. A lot of years have been lost. Now fans will be asked to remain patient while prospects work their way up from the lower levels of the farm system and veterans are dealt for more prospects who are closer to the majors but aren't going to bring you a title in 2008.

My question: How many of you are willing to "remain patient" through this process? And will MacPhail still be around in a few years to see it through, or will he be our next commissioner once Bud Selig steps aside?

roch.kubatko@baltsun.com

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