With the third pick in the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft, the Baltimore Orioles select Manny Machado, Shortstop, Brito Miami Private School, Miami Florida.
This should have been a franchise-altering moment. The Orioles had finally acquired their next franchise cornerstone; a box office attraction that teams dream of finding.
But after six and a half seasons it was all over when the then 25-year-old four time All Star was shipped to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Yusniel Diaz, Zach Pop, Dean Kremer, Rylan Bannon, and Breyvic Valera.
Feature Image Credit: Greg Fiume, Getty Images
Welcome to Episode 56 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnell, Nolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.
Yes, you read that headline correctly.
The Baltimore Orioles are coming off a historically poor season that accumulated 115 losses. It’s very possible that the Orioles will lose 100 games again in 2019. Even though no one expects the Orioles to come anywhere near the playoffs this year, the brand new, technology-driven approach introduced to several young players by General Manager Mike Elias, Assistant GM Sig Mejdal, and Manager Brandon Hyde makes this year’s Spring Training the most exciting Orioles camp in years.