The O's had a lot things break their way last year.
The 29-9 record in one run games and the winning like that with the +7 run differential is not going to happen again..
Bullpens are inconsistent and that division is still gonna be very difficult.
I don't see a playoff team there.
They have no pitching and they only won last year because their bullpen over performed and gave them a ton of one-run victories.
You have heard all of this before on here. But they are very unlikely to repeat their success from last year.
Notta chance theyll be better than the Yankees or Blue Jays......Can't count the Rays out ever.....and I think the Red Sox got a little better.....if lester and company have bounce back years the Orioles will be 5th place.
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The bullpen pitched 545 innings last year, they will not repeat that success.
If the O's do well this year, it will because of massive improvements from other players. Most likely, improvements out of the rotation.
All this stuff about the O's won't make the playoffs because they don't look good winning is wrong. You play to win the game. The figured out pretty well how to do it.
no chance, homer
They were fantastic in 1 run games. Im going to say no, easily
If Machado turns into A-rod, and Bundy comes up and becomes Roger Clemons, and the bullpen has another huge season then sure...