Baltimore Orioles: Five Things We Want To See In The 2020 Season
By Nick Stevens
Looking ahead to the 2020 season, what are some things you want to see from the Baltimore Orioles?
The 2019 season left a lot to be desired, but there were some fun storylines to follow, a number of players showed improvements, and the farm system took a giant leap forward. Despite the final numbers in the win/loss column, this season was much more entertaining for Baltimore Orioles fans than the disaster that was 2018.
With the World Series coming to a close, it’s time to start looking ahead to offseason free agent signings, the Rule 5 draft, and potential trades that seem to make no fan base happy. For Orioles fans, team leadership has already stated that no major free agent targets on the radar and the likelihood of pulling off any major trades seems low, considering the offseason trade chips are the same ones who weren’t moved at this year’s trade deadline.
There is still sure to be a lot of roster activity as Mike Elias and his team try to find more diamonds in the rough, fill the roster with pieces who can compete in spring training, and bring in more stopgap options to hold down lineups spots while top prospects work their way up through the system.
While the offseason should still provide some excitement for O’s fans, let’s skip ahead to the 2020 regular season and take a look at five things we hope to see on the field in 2020. Other than wins, obviously, we came up with five key decisions/developments that will make 2020 a bit more exciting and help this team take another step towards relevancy. Not a giant leap, but a respectable step, or two.