5 things Orioles fans want to see in 2024

These 5 things are at the top of the list of what Orioles fans want to see next year
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4: A true power hitter

The Orioles had a powerful lineup from top to bottom last season and put up 807 runs last season, the seventh most in baseball. The Orioles .255 team average was the 10th best in baseball and they managed to do so without having any individual standouts in that category.

The one area the O’s were lacking in was power. They did have seven players with double digit homers, but none had 30 and the team's 183 combined home runs were in the bottom half of baseball. The answer to this might come from that top-ranked farm system as Heston Kjerstad and Coby Mayo could become a power-hitting DH platoon next season, or the O’s could look elsewhere either in free agency or a trade. Earl Weaver always said the best play in baseball is the three run homer and the Birds could use a few more of them next season.

3: An ace pitcher

No disrespect to the current Orioles starters but adding another ace to this team would go a long way in helping them win in the playoffs. Kyle Bradish established himself as a true #1 starter, John Means will be back and Grayson Rodriguez could breakout in his first full season in the big leagues.

We all saw how several starters ran out of gas at the end of last season and injuries are always a concern. After losing Kyle Gibson in free agency the Birds are looking to replace a lot of innings in that rotation.

The Orioles have been discussed as trade destinations for guys like Framber Valdez and Corbin Burnes, who not only are very good pitchers but were both in the top 10 in innings pitched last season. Free agent pitchers like Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery are among several pitchers the Orioles could target, but they’re more likely to look for cheaper options.