2 former players the Orioles will regret letting go, 2 where they made the right call

The Orioles did some roster shuffling this offseason, and it might cost them a few good players

Sep 5, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher DL Hall (24) throws against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Sep 5, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher DL Hall (24) throws against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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As with any offseason, turnover happens on the roster. Moves are made by every team, and some end up working out just fine. Some moves also come back to bite the team and they might wish they had a do over in those cases.

The Orioles had their fair share of roster turnover this offseason as they made their team better. However, there are a few players the Orioles will wish they didn't let go this offseason. There are also some that were the right move by the team.

The Orioles will regret letting Aaron Hicks go

Aaron Hicks joined the Orioles as a free agent signing when the team lost Cedric Mullins to injury at the end of May. DFA'd and released by the New York Yankees, Hicks fit in immediately with the Orioles and was everything the team could've hoped for, helping stabilize and provide value to the outfield in many cases.

Hicks was also scorching hot in the three games the Orioles played in the postseason, trying his hardest to will the team to a win in game two against the Texas Rangers. While the Orioles had interest in bringing him back, he ended up signing with the Los Angeles Angels on a league-minimum one-year deal.

Ultimately, I think losing what Hicks brought to the table last year will end up hurting the Orioles. While both Colton Cowser and Heston Kjerstad deserve their shot in the majors this year, Hicks was exactly what the Orioles needed in 2023 as insurance all over the outfield, and they'll regret letting him slip away.