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Losing record or not, are the Orioles now an attractive team to play for?

Any time a ballplayer changes teams, they get asked a really dumb and unfair question:

What excites you most about [new team whose uniform you’re wearing]?”

I mean, think about it. If you were new in town, what would you tell a beat reporter who’s lived in the same place his whole life and covered the same team for decades? “Well … they gave me a contract?”

Of late, a lot of people who have landed on the rebuilding Orioles say something about the “opportunity to play.” Decoded, this means: “I wouldn’t necessarily cut it on another team, but I’m sure glad standards are lower here.