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Commentary & Analysis

Commentary and analysis on the Baltimore Orioles from the writers of SB Nation's Orioles blog, Camden CHat.

Orioles are poised to be even more dangerous on the basepaths in 2023

Cedric Mullins and Jorge Mateo will be surrounded by a slightly speedier group than they were last summer.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Grayson Rodriguez (poll)

The Orioles’ top pitching prospect is poised to finally make his MLB debut. How will he fare in his rookie campaign?

Could Heston Kjerstad make his MLB debut in 2023?

The No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft is looking and feeling good, and he’s already made a big impression on the skipper.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Gunnar Henderson (poll)

The rookie infielder was impressive in his late-season call-up. He will need to do it over an entire season for the Orioles to best their breakout performance from last summer.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Félix Bautista (poll)

The Mountain burst onto the seen last year with a triple-digit fastball and a wipe out splitter. Will he be the same guy in 2023?

Franchy Cordero could be the next Chris Davis

We promise that this is a good thing, or at least it could be.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Kyle Bradish (poll)

Will he make the rotation for long? If he does, how do you think he’ll pitch?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Ramón Urías

The ‘22 Gold Glove winner faces plenty of competition to keep his lineup spot in ‘23.

Orioles reportedly exploring stadium naming rights sale

The Sports Business Journal says the team is "quietly" looking into a "Company X Field at Camden Yards" deal

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Mychal Givens (poll)

Welcome back, old friend! Givens provides veteran experience and a wicked sidearm fastball, but what can we expect from him this season?

Which overlooked Orioles could contribute in 2023?

The Orioles have fewer holes and top prospects ready to break down the door. Will any overlooked Orioles force their way back into the picture?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Austin Hays (poll)

Last year was a tale of two halves for the outfielder, who shined for the first three months and slumped for the last three. Which version was closer to the real Hays?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Tyler Wells (poll)

Will the tall right-hander spend the season in the Orioles’ bullpen or as part of their rotation? Even the team’s decision-makers don’t seem to know just yet.

Orioles bullpen enters season with more depth and talent than a season ago

The Baltimore relievers were the backbone of the team’s resurgence last season. An offseason of tweaks has improved the unit’s depth without sacrificing roster flexibility.

Some too-early Week 1 spring training reactions

Yeah, it’s too early to draw conclusions about anything, but it’s not too early to feel the optimism already.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Cionel Pérez

Cionel Pérez contributed beyond our expectations in 2022. Can he keep it up?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Adam Frazier (poll)

The Orioles veteran infield signing is projected to bounce back a bit this year. Do you think he will?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Austin Voth (poll)

After being a pleasant surprise as a starter in 2022, can Voth surprise again in ‘23? Or will a likely demotion to the bullpen lead to regression?

2023 could be the year of Heston Kjerstad

After an up-and-down 2022, the former No. 2 pick is putting together a hot streak that could end with an MLB debut this season.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Cedric Mullins (poll)

Cedric Mullins is the O’s CF of today, tomorrow, and perhaps the middle-term future, but will his 2023 look more like his breakout in 2021 or his pretty-good 2022?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Kyle Gibson (poll)

The Orioles eschewed the big-name starting pitcher market and inked only Gibson to a one-year deal. How will he fare for the 2023 Birds?

Removal of The Sun sign a reminder that not even Camden Yards stays the same forever

The sign was small but it was iconic, and now it’s gone without fanfare

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Dean Kremer (poll)

The righty finally made an impact on the big league stage a season ago. Will his encore performance be even better?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Ryan Mountcastle (poll)

Ryan Mountcastle battled the left field wall and plenty of bad luck last season. Will he fare better this season?

Could the Orioles’ infield depth bump Adam Frazier to the outfield?

The Orioles free agent signing appears set to battle Ramón Urías for time at second base, but could a strong spring lead to additional playing time in the corner outfield?

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Cole Irvin (poll)

Will the team’s big offseason trade acquisition be a difference maker?

The Orioles are done rebuilding, but are they ready to win?

Bizarre comments from John Angelos over the weekend suggest that immediate on-field success is not necessarily an expectation for the 2023 Orioles.

2023 Orioles vs. projections: Adley Rutschman (poll)

Can last year’s Most Valuable Oriole do even better this year?

Your guide to the Orioles’ spring training roster battles

For a young team, the roster is surprisingly set. But a few positional battles remain worth watching…

The rapid Orioles improvement hasn’t made believers of the projections, yet

The venerable PECOTA projection puts the 2023 Orioles at a 74-88 record

Orioles you’re sure to fall in love with in 2023

After falling for the likes of Adley, Gunnar and Felix in 2022, its time to make room in your hearts for new baseball crushes in the upcoming season.

The Orioles’ win-now mindset will impact roster decisions from the jump

With the rebuild "behind us," winning is once again strategically relevant in Baltimore. How does that change things in the short term?