Just thinking out loud, but the Baltimore Orioles have a few weak links hindering this rebuild. Maybe, they should ditch them… just thinking… out loud.
Even in a rebuild there will be dead weight on a baseball team. With the Baltimore Orioles slowly climbing out of that hole, that is the case more than ever at the moment. The Orioles have a handful of players that have made this rebuild movement possible, and then there are others who are still holding it up.
2022 promotions like Adley Rutschman, Tyler Nevin, and Nick Vespi have shown us all that the O’s farm system is on fire, and the glow up is still happening. With those bright spots come an equal, if not greater, amount of disappointment in certain instances.
There are a lot of pieces to this puzzle that cannot or will not change right now, and that is understandable. Unless a trade happens for the likes of Mancini, Mullins, or Santander, they will be a stable on the O’s starting-9. Austin Hays isn’t going anywhere, and neither are Ryan Mountcastle, Jorge Mateo, or any of the beforementioned youngsters.
2 players the Baltimore Orioles should ditch before the All-Star Break
Even in a rebuild, it is imperative to make moves and rearrange players to find what works, and what doesn’t. Chris Owings is a good example of that. The O’s tried, it didn’t work, it didn’t work some more, and then some more, and then finally, they gave up on the struggling utilityman.
Let’s be clear while I am thinking out loud… I am not saying that I want these players gone forever, but right now just isn’t there time to shine for the Baltimore Orioles. With that, let’s dig into who the Baltimore Orioles should ditch before the ASG.