Commentary & Analysis
Commentary and analysis on the Baltimore Orioles from the writers of SB Nation's Orioles blog, Camden CHat.
The Orioles are going to the postseason! And some other teams are too, I guess.
It’s a winning formula: no stragglers at any position, and platoons for rest and matchups.
If Dean Kremer or Kyle Gibson can join in on the excellence shown by Bradish, Rodriguez and Means, this O’s rotation is more than good enough to carry them to an AL pennant.
As the O’s bullpen experiences somewhat of a late-season crisis, it could be time to put faith in its youngest member
The Orioles and Rays are going to the playoffs. The only question is: who gets the division?
Briefly considered a significant trade acquisition, Jack Flaherty now finds himself out of the Orioles rotation. The former Cardinal should view his move to the bullpen as one last chance to help the team win.
Before the four-game set with the Rays, it would have been understandable to question how the youngest Orioles might respond to postseason baseball. We don’t have to question any longer.
Despite the tear in his UCL, Bautista threw a side session over the weekend. Right now, all signs are pointing towards him making a comeback for the Orioles postseason run.
The right hander has some of the best breaking stuff in MLB. Last night, Tampa Bay took advantage of his leaving it up high, where it can be hit.
John Means’s return, Félix Bautista’s injury, and several short outings have led to some uncertainty on the mound and plenty of work for the bullpen.
With 100 wins and a division title in sight, this O’s team has a chance to accomplish things we’ve never seen since the move to OPACY in 1992.
With a return from John Means on the horizon, it would take a miracle turnaround for Flaherty to find his way onto the O’s postseason roster.
The AL West and Wild Card races are tight and the Orioles try to stay ahead of the Rays
At least you can’t call the 6’6" control-strapped fireballer boring.
Jordan Westburg, Ramón Urías and Adam Frazier all provide something different. Will the Orioles prioritize any member of the trio when it matters most?
Neither the veteran outfielder nor former All-Star closer have great numbers in 2023, but the O’s are betting their presence can pay dividends in September and October.
With just weeks left in the season and the AL East title on the line, the Orioles could use one final boost. The return of their ace might be exactly what they need.
In lieu of adding a bona fide ace at the trade deadline, the Orioles have decided to go with quantity over quality. So far… it’s looking pretty good.
After years of trade rumors, Anthony Santander remains one of the most important hitters in the Orioles lineup.
Over the past month, Brandon Hyde has turned to his All-Star catcher as his leadoff man. Will this prove to be Adley Rutschman’s best spot in the lineup long term, though?
This year, the Orioles’ plans for September are a little different than they had been during a lengthy rebuilding process.
The Blue Jays lost their postseason spot and the Rangers are close to losing their division lead
The poster child of the sabermetrics revolution, it rolls all hitting metrics into one to tell you if a hitter is creating runs.
DL Hall, John Means and Tyler Wells are set to shake things up in a big way. How will Baltimore balance talent and experience while chasing a division title?
While the impending September call-ups may bring some players their first opportunities in Baltimore, they may also signal the changing of the guard for some O’s vets.
The managing partner has yet to understand it’s best if he stops talking
There are still a few weeks left in the regular season. The Orioles will need to spend that time evaluating their rotation options for what will hopefully be a deep postseason run.
Will the Mariners be able to grab a playoff spot?
From a dicey start in April/May, it’s now a strength of this unit.
Whether out of necessity or by design, the Orioles appear willing to trust Jacob Webb in high-leverage situations.
The O’s were late to the party when it came to investing in the international market. However, Mike Elias’ investment abroad is finally yielding serious results.