So is the late Rodney Dangerfield on the Orioles' roster? Did they get him as a prospect in one of those trades for Miguel Tejada or Erik Bedard?
The over-under numbers for total wins for the coming major league baseball season were just posted at the Las Vegas Hilton, and talk about no respect. The Orioles not only have the lowest projected win total for the over-under - it's not even close.
The Orioles have an O-U of 64 1/2 wins. The only other team that's even in the 60s is the Florida Marlins with 69. You might be able to argue that playing in the tough American League East is an extenuating circumstance, but even the Tampa Bay Rays are listed at 75. Can you imagine what this season is going to be like if the Orioles really finish 10 games behind Tampa Bay?
At the other end, the Boston Red Sox's O-U is listed at 94, and the New York Yankees' at 93 1/2 .
On a more encouraging note, the over-under on Nick Markakis' hit total is 188 1/2 .