Winners of five straight and currently in position to claim one of the two American League wild card berths, the Baltimore Orioles still remain in the thick of the postseason discussion.
Sure, their negative 44 run differential is atrocious.
Have they been lucky? Absolutely.
Is anyone predicting them to make the playoffs? Not really.
But it's almost August, folks.
Perhaps this season will just be inexplicably charmed.
However you slice it, the Orioles are buyers as we near the trading deadline. As reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX sports, GM Dan Duquette insists that the Orioles' "future is now" and that the team "will do anything (it) can to get to the playoffs this year."
So what can the Orioles do? And what moves could we possibly see made before next Tuesday?
Let's break it down.