Baltimore Orioles: Five Bold Predictions For The 2019 Season
By Nick Stevens
Where will the Baltimore Orioles finish in the loss column?
I’m not going to come out and say something ridiculous like the Orioles will finish close to .500 or finish ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays or Toronto Blue Jays, because they won’t. I don’t want to watch this team lose on a consistent basis but they will. Brandon Hyde and his players are going to continue to say the right things and put on a brave face, however, everyone knows what’s in store for the 2019 Baltimore Orioles.
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Is it too crazy to predict that this team will not lose 100 games? Last season set a franchise record for losses in a single season but was just the third time since 1954 that the Orioles have suffered 100 or more defeats in a season. I’m going to confidently say this team does not reach triple digits in the loss column. It just might be in the high-90s, but it won’t hit 100.
The roster will be equipped with information the previous regime could not dream of providing to their players. Brandon Hyde is a first-year manager looking to make a name for himself and the roster is full of young players determined to prove they belong in the major leagues.
Prospects will find their way onto the major league roster at some point in 2019, which will infuse some excitement into the lineup and possibly steal a few wins. Besides, this team can’t possibly be worse than last season…right?
Do you have any bold predictions for the 2019 Baltimore Orioles or Major League Baseball in general? Let us know!