Is Alex Cobb’s tenure with the Orioles turning into a big disappointment?

When Alex Cobb signed a four-year, $57 million contract with the Orioles in late March of last year, Baltimore thought that they were getting a top-of-the-rotation starter who could help solidify a starting pitching staff in desperate need of inning-eaters. They knew that they were getting a veteran who finished with an earned run average (ERA) below 3.00 in two of the four seasons in Tampa Bay in which he started a minimum of 22 games.

Just over a year into the biggest Orioles contract handed out to a pitcher since Ubaldo Jimenez‘s four-year, $50 million deal was signed before the 2014 season, Cobb hasn’t lived up to the billing.

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Podcast Episode 45: Deciphering the Orioles surprisingly hot start and Eric DeCosta’s liar’s luncheon comments

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Hyde’s first big decision splits Orioles fanbase

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a surprising 3-1 start under first-year Manager Brandon Hyde.

2019 projects to be the first year of a major rebuild under the on-field guidance of Hyde and the front office mastery of Mike Elias and company. The Birds are off to a great start after picking up a series opening 6-5 win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night, snapping a 10-game losing streak at Rogers Centre.

This win came fresh off the heels of taking two of three over the vaunted New York Yankees in the Bronx this past weekend.

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