Any obligation to keep the team respectable? in Orioles Talk Posted December 10, 2007 I like how everyone assumes that getting younger means we will be much worse than we have been. I don't assume anything. How can I, when I don't know the specific roster makeup of the team yet? However, if you want to talk in terms of probabilities, the team is likely to get worse in the immediate future if Bedard, Tejada and Roberts are traded for players who are unlikely to be near all-star level players in 2008.