Commentary & Analysis
Commentary and analysis on the Baltimore Orioles from the writers of SB Nation's Orioles blog, Camden CHat.
Everyone is impatiently awaiting Adley, but how have his stand-ins been?
Keegan Akin and Dean Kremer both disappointed last year, but Akin has bounced back in the bullpen this season. Will Kremer follow suit?
After a season spent returning from the effects of his cancer battle, Mancini’s metrics are back stacking up well across all of baseball.
There is still plenty to be learned down on the farm for many of the O’s high-profile prospects, but Rutschman is ready for the big league lights right now.
The Orioles have done better than expected so far. There’s also a lot of season left for a collapse.
The former Rule 5 pick has maximized his pitch limit by avoiding the free pass. Has he solidified a spot in the rotation?
Other players like Ryan Mountcastle and Adley Rutschman have gotten more hype, but Hays looks like a player for Orioles fans to be just as excited about.
Fewer fastballs, way more changeups, and added consistency have the hometown kid leading a much improved Orioles rotation
The Wall’s homer-hungry tendencies are combining with a newly deadened ball whose effects we’re just starting to understand.
The slumping utility man used his ability to play shortstop to dodge the first round of roster cuts, but can the Orioles afford to drop him now?
Baltimore’s pitching has been solid in several areas, and the team has done it without pitchers blowing away hitters.
The Orioles are biding their time with veteran infielders. But wouldn’t it be more exciting to give some minor leaguers a shot to prove themselves instead?
The loss of staff ace John Means was further complicated by Chris Ellis’ shoulder inflammation. When will the prospects arrive, and who can pitch in the meantime?
The O’s top starter was bound to be a serious midseason trade candidate. But with his injury, who takes his place as Baltimore’s best potential trade chip?
It’s been a long journey, and there remains work to do, but Mike Elias’ pipeline is nearing its first significant delivery to Baltimore.
We haven’t seen this level of competence from Orioles pitching in years.
Who knows if it will last, but Baltimore relievers have been getting the job done to this point.
Small sample size warnings apply, but the O’s arms have been impressive and there is reason to be hopeful.
The Birds are using their relievers early and often so far in 2022, so they will need to make sure the bullpen doesn’t get burnt out.