MLB.com (18th; LW: 16th)
Alyson Footer at MLB.com drops the O’s two spots in her last regular season ranking.
Bleacher Report Power Rankings (20th; LW: 15th)
Joel Reuter drops the O’s a perilous five spots, and you can’t say they don’t deserve it.
CBS Sports (19th; LW: 19th)
Matt Synder leave the O’s at 19th. “At 5.69, the Orioles have the worst rotation ERA in the AL by a decent amount. It's awfully hard to make the playoffs that way, no?”
reddit’s Power Poll (18th; LW:18th)
The community editors over at reddit leave Baltimore the same place as last week. “As the disappointing 2017 season comes to a close, it's cool watching Austin Hays and Chance Sisco come out of the gates strong. They look to be fixtures in the lineup next year. Hays on defense is particularly fun to watch, considering right field has been occupied by the platoon of defensive wizards Seth Smith and Mark Trumbo. Also, seeing J.J. Hardy hit a homer in his last home game was really cool to see.”
OddsShark.com (29th; LW: 12th)
Ranks are based on rolling past 20 games overall. Sure, 29th seems a bit harsh, but is it that far from the truth?
ESPN.com Power rankings (18th; LW: 17th)
The World-Wide Leader drops the O’s one slot to finish the year. “Trey Mancini's rookie season will go down in Orioles lore. His 24 home runs are tied for third most in franchise history by a rookie, and his .492 slugging percentage is second best by an Orioles rookie in franchise history behind only Wally Judnich in 1940 (set with the O's previous incarnation as the St. Louis Browns)”
Rotoworld (18th; LW: 17th)
Jesse Pantuosco lowers the Orioles one slot, again.”It’s been a trying year for J.J. Hardy, who missed three months with a fractured wrist and lost his starting job to Tim Beckham upon his return. Knowing that Sunday would probably be his final home game as a Baltimore Oriole, Hardy saved his best for last, belting a two-run homer in a victory over Tampa Bay. Zach Britton led the American League with 47 saves a year ago but only logged 15 saves during an injury-plagued 2017.”
USA Today (18th; LW: 14th)
The Nation’s Newspaper didn’t update their rankings in time to be included in this edition.
Any egregious slights or wild overestimation of this team? Any polls you’d like to see included? Well, save it, because this is the last edition with me as author. It’s been a fun ride on CC as a writer, but this brings it to a close. Good night everybody, and grease for peace.