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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The Orioles were wise to not re-sign Shintaro Fujinami

Before the Orioles pulled the trigger on trading for Flaherty, they added a dynamic but frustrating arm to their bullpen when they traded for Shintaro Fujinami from the Oakland Athletics. The hope was that the Orioles could help Fujinami with his command issues and turn him into a true bullpen threat.

Well, that didn't exactly happen. Fujinami was just as frustrating in Baltimore as he was with the Athletics, turning in one dominating outing where he couldn't be touched before another one where he couldn't throw a single strike.

That culminated in Fujinami ending the season with a 7.18 ERA and a 4.85 ERA in an Orioles uniform. He only allowed three home runs with the Orioles but also walked 15 hitters in 29 2/3 innings, making 30 appearances out of the bullpen.

Fujinami signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets at the start of the month as they become the next team to try to fix his very clear command woes. The Orioles made the right call letting Fujinami walk, as he just isn't effective enough to be an important arm for a team.

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