The upstart Baltimore Orioles are having their best PR month in the 21st century in July. Now that Chris Tillman is replacing Justin Verlander on the AL All-Star roster, the Orioles have five All-Stars. That's the most players that the Orioles have sent since 1997.
It's an exciting year to be a fan. However, let's not forget one thing: Of the five All-Stars, only Manny Machado was drafted by the Orioles. That takes nothing away from the Orioles' ability to develop these guys into stars, but there are three GMs out there kicking themselves for giving the Orioles four of their five All-Stars.
As a courtesy to Dan Duquette, I'd like to recognize and thank Andy MacPhail for drafting Manny Machado and acquiring the other four Oriole All-Stars. Here are the GMs that gave up too soon and let the Orioles reap the benefits.