Commentary & Analysis
Commentary and analysis on the Baltimore Orioles from the writers of SB Nation's Orioles blog, Camden CHat.
While wins have remained hard to come by, there have been enough individual positives to let the Orioles finish the season on a high note.
Both Scott and Fry turned in disappointing efforts in the second half of the season, but neither lefty should be non-tendered this offseason.
With players like Cedric Mullins and Ryan Mountcastle, the Orioles’ lineup looks headed in the right direction. The pitching staff, on the other hand, is lagging behind.
The 2021 Orioles season threw cold water on anyone who got their hopes up after 2020. When will better times arrive?
There are a few standouts, a few surprises, and not a ton more beyond that.
The Orioles no. 1 prospect has brought out the best in Norfolk pitching staff since his promotion to Triple-A, pointing towards a bright future in Baltimore.
The Orioles have had several players exceed expectations during a difficult season. Do any project as a long term contributor?
Hays’s progression seemed to stall midway through the season, but the 26-year-old once again has finished with a flourish. This time, can he build on this breakthrough?
The numbers aren’t particularly good, but the Orioles got exactly what they needed from the veteran right-hander.
Brandon Hyde has done the best he can to navigate a nearly impossible starting pitching situation. Look for the Orioles to provide extra rest to pitchers through the month of September.
After struggling mightily throughout the season, the former high-ranking prospect has started to make strides at the major league level.
The Orioles will have to explore all options this offseason and beyond as they try to secure a long-term solution at third base.
Jorge Mateo has benefited from consistent at bats in Baltimore. Does the speedster have a future with the Orioles beyond 2021?
Once looking like one of the best relievers in baseball, Fry began struggling in June and hasn’t been able to kick it, and is off the major league roster as a result.
The former first-round pick has shown upside at the plate, but is it enough to keep him on the Orioles roster in 2022?
Coming into the month of August, Santander was having a disappointing year. But he’s caught fire at the plate recently and turned things around.
The Orioles have lost 19 straight games, beginning the day after the cat got onto the field at Yankee Stadium. Maybe it’s no coincidence.
The Orioles have plenty of pitching prospects waiting in the wings, but which players already with the team project as starters next season?
The Orioles are the worst team in baseball, and generally the manager is in trouble when that happens. But is Hyde responsible, or is this totally a front office shortcoming?
Grayson Rodriguez is the crown jewel of the Orioles’ current crop of young arms, but it should be assumed that the organization will pull off several significant deals by the time they are ready to compete.
This could be the last year for some prospects—especially Dan Duquette-era prospects—to make an impression with the team.
The Orioles are likely to add pitchers from their 40-man roster to the big leagues next month, in lieu of extra position players.
The Orioles have not concentrated their efforts on the major league roster, but has the lineup improved since Mike Elias took over prior to the 2019 season?
A potential Cy Young candidate early in the season, the lefty has looked downright ordinary since coming back from a shoulder injury.
Chris Davis made some good Orioles memories. More recently he’s made a lot of bad ones. In retirement, the disappointment can stop.
The oft-injured outfielder has started to heat up and show off the kind of player he could be for a long time to come.