Baltimore Orioles: 5 players most likely to be traded before 2019

BALTIMORE, MD - MARCH 31: The Oriole Bird mascot waves a flag on the mound during Opening Day ceremonies before the start of the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on March 31, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MARCH 31: The Oriole Bird mascot waves a flag on the mound during Opening Day ceremonies before the start of the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on March 31, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – MAY 19: Chance Sisco #15 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Chris Davis #19 after scoring in the third inning at Fenway Park on May 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The Orioles don’t have a ton of tradeable assets at the major league level, and they certainly aren’t going to compete for a playoff spot in 2019

They need to take advantage of this offseason and make some moves that could help the next time they do make a run.

Some of the players on this team are fan favorites, but the organization needs to do whatever is necessary to get this team back on track. Orioles fans don’t deserve a baseball team this bad.

We’ll soon find out how the front office shakes out. If General Manager Dan Duquette does return for another run, he needs full autonomy and decision making authority.

The Orioles can’t hem and haw for the next three months, and head into 2019 without a concrete plan.

Next. On the pitching development issues in Baltimore. dark

They should take advantage of the tradeable assets they do have right now and get what they can for them. They need to start building a better player development system, start identifying talent better, and build a top-tier farm system from the ground up.

The offseason is coming fast. The Orioles can’t hesitate.