Mora Unhappy With Playing Time

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun writes that Melvin Mora is unhappy after being benched for the third time in four games, and has gone so far as to say that manager Dave Trembley doesn't respect him.

The Orioles hold an $8MM option on Mora for 2010, which they're almost certain to decline. Mora seems to be at peace with the fact that he'll likely be wearing a new uniform next year after nine seasons in Baltimore:

"I'm a competitor. I like to compete," he said. "I don't like to be here and just thinking about in October I'm going to go on vacation. … I need to sit down in my house, see what team [wants] to win. I know here they're rebuilding and they bring a lot of young guys here, good players and I know it's time for me to move on. It's time for me to move on."

In a separate piece, Peter Schmuck wonders whether or not Andy MacPhail will attempt to move Mora sooner than that. Mora's bat hasn't had much life in it this season, hitting .256/.321/.330. Would a change of scenery help the veteran third baseman?


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