I got a closer look at the brutal Baltimore Orioles this week and they look every bit the 100-loss team they appear to be. What is surprising to me is how this lineup, even with awesome infielder -- NO, I'M A SHORTSTOP -- Manny Machado in it, has been so bad. I actually cut second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a rather deep league earlier this week, despite the fact he was one of my offensive building blocks a mere three months ago, coming off a 32-homer season in which he batted .293. Why would we not rely on this fellow? It takes a village, or something like that, to have a .282 winning percentage in July, so here are one writer's thoughts on the disappointing Orioles, um, village.
13hJames Horncastle, Italy writer
18hMark Ogden, Senior Writer, ESPN FC
18hKevin Van Valkenburg
19hPhotographs by Ioana Moldovan, Vladimir Zivojinovic, Ino Zeljak, and Imke Lass
20hIan Darke, ESPN.com writer
2dMark Ogden, Senior Writer ESPN FC
17hEric Gomez, Liga MX correspondent