Commentary & Analysis
Commentary and analysis on the Baltimore Orioles from the writers of SB Nation's Orioles blog, Camden CHat.
The Orioles moving back the fences should help their pitchers a bit. They’ll really solve their problem when they get better players.
The Orioles sent a group of players to Arizona this fall for extra work, and while most of them struggled and some got injured, there were a couple of bright spots.
Trading established players is the mark of a rebuilding team, which the Orioles are. But when does it become time to start keeping them to support the new foundation?
The Orioles added six prospects to the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft, just like last year. How many are already lined up for next year?
Later today, the Orioles will add prospects to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. O’s beat writers expect 4-6.
The Orioles have rarely gone outside the organization for help, but they’ve struck gold more than once at short. Should the moves generate optimism for future success in free agency?
The club has a slew of prospects that could be deemed "big league ready" sooner than they would have under existing rules.
The Orioles have no catchers on their 40-man roster at the moment, and they could use more pitch framing skills.
There are some candidates but no locks at the hot corner, and it’s anyone’s guess how that’s going to look for Baltimore in 2022.
Nobody could predict Mullins’ monster breakout in 2021, but we were lucky enough to witness it.
A terrific start, frustrating middle and encouraging end summed up the left-hander’s injury-affected season.
It was an amazing year for Trey Mancini, who returned to form after missing all of 2020 due to cancer.
Matt Harvey impressed during a pair of stretches, but struggled through the majority of the 2021 season.
Ryan Mountcastle led all rookies in home runs this year. The big questions: Can he be at least this good again? Can he be better?
The Orioles needed the right-hander to fill a role for most of the year that probably did not make the best use of his skills.
The Orioles hoped the homegrown lefty would emerge as a capable starter in his first full year. It didn’t happen, aside from a few late flashes of competence.
In 2021 Tate regressed in two main areas: strikeouts and high-leverage situations. Would a more defined role help?
While the franchise waits for Adley Rutschman’s arrival, Severino provided a declining bat and Wynns lived below the Mendoza line.
The young Orioles outfielder spent most of his time in the outfield corners this year and was productive on offense, for the most part.
Bruce Zimmermann looked the part of a back-end starter in the AL East when healthy. Where does the local product factor into the Orioles future rotation?
Nothing about how Cole Sulser pitched in 2020 made him look like a future, successful high-leverage reliever. He turned himself into one anyway.
The Orioles’ right fielder was hoping to follow up an impressive 2020 with a breakout campaign, but three separate IL stints put a stop to that.
Teenagers to start the year, infielders Mayo and Hernaiz put some skills on display in promising seasons at Single-A Delmarva.
The first year is usually a rough one for Rule 5 picks, of those who even stick in the majors. It wasn’t for Wells, who emerged as a bullpen ace for the O’s.
After a terrific 2020 that seemingly had the hard-throwing left-hander on the brink of even bigger things in 2021, Scott instead struggled down the stretch for the Orioles.
Starting pitcher Dean Kremer lost his control and his confidence this past season, which will take time and a lot of hard work to regain.
Ramón Urías took his opportunity and ran with it after Freddy Galvis went down at the end of June. The 27-year-old will have a chance to carve out a permanent role with the club next season.
This was a good year to be a minor league journeyman pitcher at Norfolk. It wasn’t so good for the Orioles to need those journeymen, though.
It what was a tough season for the entire O’s bullpen, these two veterans were particularly bad in the second half.
The O’s shuffled through a number of players at the hot corner and the keystone in 2021, with little success.
The Orioles are out on the golf course, but you’re home watching the postseason. Who will you be rooting for?