Other teams have huge failures too, its just Oriole fans are in tune with the blue chip prospects, and it stings when they fail.
There are positives in this org over the years.
Look at Zach, he pretty much had one foot off the roster and clinging on for life support. Came up with a new pitch for him, that turned him into a dominant reliever from a washup bullpen guy.
I dont really blame the org for Jake. I think Jake was stubborn and like Ed Rod, it took getting traded away to shake them up, to the point, they decided maybe they should listen to somebody else help them.
Will just have to agree to disagree. It was a close play but still had to be stolen on the catcher/pitcher as well as the defense. I don't think the odds are that high or else we would see it more often. Then again, maybe the O's discovered something and we will see it more.