Must-Click Link: The tragedy of playing for the Baltimore Orioles

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Ever see those anti-drug posters where they show a meth-head’s downward spiral in the form of increasingly depressing mugshots?  Yeah, those are pretty sobering! Well, there is a baseball equivalent.

Remember kids: don’t play for the Baltimore Orioles. Not even once.

Daniel Murphy had microfracture surgery on his right knee

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The Nationals announced today that second baseman Daniel Murphy had surgery on his right knee. The surgery: a debridement and microfracture procedure, which is pretty major.

The team’s comment about Murphy’s prognosis makes it sound major too: “rehab will begin immediately and will progress throughout the offseason.” No timetable. Just that it “will progress.” Well, I’d hope so. Let’s see if he’s ready for spring training.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, hit 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI. Assuming he’s ready for the 2018 season, he’ll ply his trade for a new manager.