No surprise the Orioles are in last place in the ultra competitive AL East but for the first time in years the team is going to bring up true prospects from the minor leagues. The team has already elevated pitchers Brad Bergesen and Jason Berken. Both won their major league debuts and could be in the O's rotation for a long time. Jeremy Guthrie and Koji Uehara have been pretty good all season long and viola the Orioles could have a rotation that can allow them to compete.
More good news could arrive later this week. Several reports indicate that catching prospect Matt Wieters will be elevated from Triple A. All indications are that Wieters is the next coming of Johnny Bench. Put the slugging catcher in the same line-up with outfielders Nick Markakis and Adam Jones and the Birds could also have a 3-4-5 in the batting order for a very long time. This might turn out to be a very instructive 2nd half of the season at Camden Yards. Now if only a few fans attended games. Attendance for last night's win over the Blue Jays was just a tick over 10k. The lowest in the history of the stadium.