The Baltimore Orioles Go from Nothing to Something

May 25, 2023

Going from nothing to something. 

That is how I would explain the Baltimore Orioles baseball team this season and last. 

The Orioles are at the moment 28-16, which is the second best record in the American league and the the whole MLB. 

The Orioles are 3.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays, who are the best in the MLB for now. 

Players celebrate as teammate Cedric Mullins hits for the cycle. Photograph courtesy of @Baltimore Orioles via Twitter

The O´s have a tendency this year to go off, so they may get hot here soon with a series coming up in Toronto, possibly finding a way to get a series win and or a sweep. 

The O’s finished last year 83-79, which was a huge improvement from the year before where they finished 52-110 which is terrible. Last year they finished above .500 is a great start. They were close to making it to the wild card but fell short.

This year is special. They started hot by winning on opening day with a  10-9 over the Red Sox. This game had some history in it as well with the second year player catcher Adley Rutschman going 5 for 5 with 5 hits and 4 RBIs. He was the first player to ever do so on opening day and is just the third to  go 5 for 5 and to get multiple RBIs. 

 The Orioles have won 10 of their last 14 series, one of them beating the Rays in the series, 2-1, which is a huge step to try and help them get to that top spot. 

Another aspect that has helped the O´s so far is their farm system being one of the worst teams for a few years. The farm really helps an MLB team get those high draft picks.

The Orioles have one of if not the best farms in baseball with players  like Adley Rutchman, argued to be the best catcher in baseball right now, showstoppers like Gunner Henderson and the rookie they drafted last draft, Jackson Holiday, which was the best prospect available. 

The Orioles will make the playoffs, but time will tell.

Cedric Mullins is the 7th player in Orioles history to hit for the cycle. Graphic Courtesy of @Baltimore Orioles via Twitter
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