2015 Record: 81-81
Runs Per Game: 4.40 (9th)
Team ERA: 4.05 (17th)
Run Differential: +20 (13th)
What Went Right:
Manny Machado came back from injury and was one of the best players in baseball. Ubaldo Jimenez was kind of useful. Darren O’Day and Zach Britton made for a great one two punch coming out of the pen.
What Went Wrong:
J.J. Hardy didn’t hit at all. Adam jones was good but he didn’t play like a franchise player. Baltimore really lacked an ace on the pitching staff. The starters weren’t terrible but a couple of them really didn’t contribute at all.
Player to Watch?:
Chris Davis was great again but it was not enough for Baltimore. Davis led baseball in home runs and he’s still an available free agent.
There’s Always Next Year:
Dylan Bundy might be back next year. The O’s still have a good amount of young talent too.
How Did We Do:
We expected a little bit more from Baltimore. They weren’t bad but weren’t a playoff contender.