The 2019 all-star break is in the books. How will the Baltimore Orioles fare in the second half of the season? Let’s make some predictions.
We’re officially halfway through the 2019 baseball season. The Baltimore Orioles enter the second half with a poor 27-62 record.
It’s safe to say Baltimore who’s on pace to lose 113 games this season will not make the postseason, but there’s still plenty of Oriole baseball to be played.
Can the rebuilding Orioles at least improve upon their 47-115 finish from 2018? Will someone on the roster breakout? Will there be any stunning trades? Here are some predictions for the second half of the season.
The Orioles Will Trade Six Of Their Current Players
There’s no doubt the Orioles will be busy sellers at this year’s deadline. With a team that’s still years away from the postseason, Mike Elias cannot afford to leave any names off of the trading block expect for all-star pitcher John Means.
With that said, there are six veterans; the O’s will likely move at the deadline. Pitchers Andrew Cashner, Dylan Bundy, and Mychal Givens and infielders Hanser Alberto, Jonathan Vilar, and Trey Mancini.
Cashner is in the midst of one of the best seasons of his carer. Bundy is still 26 and was once a top prospect in baseball. Givens is a flamethrower out of the bullpen. Alberto is having a breakout season and wouldn’t hurt a team’s payroll. Vilar is a reliable veteran. Mancini is just entering the prime of his carer and was one of baseball’s biggest all-star snubs.
Any contender would benefit from these six players and will be willing to give young assets. Thus, don’t be surprised if none are Orioles come August first.