It’s no secret that Chris Davis is the LVP for the 2018 Orioles and is probably the least valuable player among all major-league teams. But who should be considered for Orioles runner-up?
Buck Showalter hasn’t been able to turn around the Orioles’ poor on-field play in what could be his last year as manager.
A little luck on a crazy play helped the Orioles score four runs in the seventh inning. Alex Cobb pitched six strong innings for the victory over the Mariners.
Cedric Mullins sits in favor of Joey Rickard and John Andreoli. Jonathan Villar leads off and gets another start at shortstop.
The losses are mounting for the Orioles, putting them on pace with the worst teams in MLB history.
Instead of adding prospects like the Rays did in the Chris Archer deal, the Orioles traded Kevin Gausman to cut payroll.
Despite leadership qualities that could be valuable to a rebuilding team with young players, Adam Jones doesn’t appear to be a fit for the 2019 Orioles.
The Orioles are, in Buck Showalter’s words, "pretty deep in the barrel" trying to find solution for Chris Davis. They have to hope the current week-plus benching somehow does the trick.
Manager Buck Showalter’s rallying cry from the past, "I like our guys" rings hollow in 2018. He’s been sticking with some of his guys even as they are clearly hurting this year’s team.