As 2023 draws to a close, fans of the Baltimore Orioles have plenty to look back on and celebrate. The Birds had 101 wins, finished the regular season with the best record in the American League (second best in baseball), four Orioles made the all-star team, three were named to All-MLB teams and the farm system continues to be the best in baseball.
They also had a strong showing in awards season in the minors and majors highlighted by Gunnar Henderson, Brandon Hyde and Mike Elias winning Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and Executive of the Year respectively.
This past season was so much fun to watch and the awards were well deserved, but new years is a time where people also look to the future. With that in mind, here are five things Orioles fans would like to see in 2024.
5: Major mid season acquisition
The trade deadline is a hot topic every year. Which teams will be buyers and which teams will be sellers? The Orioles had lots of speculation at that time and they did make a few moves, but none of them were expected to make a major impact.
On the other hand, the Texas Rangers brought in Jordan Montgomery and Max Scherzer, who both made big impacts for them as they went on to win their first World Series. Frequently the teams playing at the end of October, now into November, are good teams that get better at the deadline. As good as the Orioles were last season, they clearly needed something more. Hopefully next season the O’s will make more of an improvement at the deadline.