It has been a hard and long road from when the Baltimore Orioles were a force to be reckoned with. It used to be an honor to wear anything that had the Orioles name on it. Ever since the Orioles were taken over by the devil himself Peter Angelos, the Orioles have gone downhill. After all these years of losing, the Orioles look for some major changes to get them back on track. Once they turn around this team, it will be a great sight for many die heart Orioles fans.
It seems when the offseason comes for the Baltimore Orioles, they don’t do what they set out to do. The reason for this is the lack of putting out money and or trying to find the right player for the job, they need to start to accomplish this so that they can get to the next level in getting this team back to winning status. I think this year is going to be different, than the discouraging years before. After many different changes to the Orioles roster last season, that helped to get the future of the Orioles a shot to prove themselves in the major leagues, this should pan out to be a stepping stone for the Orioles future.
Entering the offseason the Orioles had many needs that include starting pitching, first base, third base, and closer. The Orioles handle the starting pitching needs right out of the gate at the winter meetings, when the Orioles traded Chris Ray to the Texas Rangers for veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood, who is going to bring a winning presences to the Orioles team as an whole and will have a big part on the young pitching of the Orioles. The Orioles would fix the closing duties, when they signed free agent Mike Gonzalez, who is going to help a lot in the late innings of games, as he has been in that type of situation many times in his career. Gonzalez is going to be a big part in the Orioles ability to close out games in the upcoming season and in the future. Next the Orioles would handle the third base problem, by signing long time Colorado Rockies player Garrett Atkins off the free agents list, Atkins should help the defense of the Orioles all around. Atkins has had some offensive problems, he looks to rebound with the Orioles and get back to his hitting ability, that he has showed the baseball world in the past. The first base needs are still up in the air, they hope to fix that problem before the start of the upcoming baseball season.
With all the moves the Orioles have made this off season should help to make a big change in the upcoming season and the near future of the Orioles franchise. The Orioles are going to be way better than they were last year, as they have made many changes to the team since last season, so you should see a big difference in the way the Orioles go about winning and the game of baseball. With all the talent the Orioles have on the roster now and on the way, the Orioles are definitely on the verge of breaking loose.