Don wrote:I want to have optimism, but there are so many 'ifs" that the fanbase needs to see play out. If the team can stay out of the whirlpool tub and on the field, they have the chance to turn around the ball club.
Health and the starting pitching growth are the two biggest keys for the Orioles success this season.
The team added about 9 WAR in free agents/trades, so without any
improvements from our young players we can expect about a 9 win improvement. That's pretty good. The Orioles offense totaled 9 WAR last year, and they added about 8 WAR of just offense. I am liking their chances for a .500 season, maybe more.