The Orioles started out 22-10 and looked to be one of the best stories of the early season.
Then they dropped 36 of the next 56, and have left a fan base muttering about whether the club should be blown up and its best pieces sold for upper-end prospects.
It’s been a really confounding first half of the season. The Orioles weren’t as good as they first appeared and shouldn’t be as bad as they’ve looked for much of the last few weeks.
There have been some fairly consistent Orioles’ storylines, however, throughout these first three-plus months. I’ve ranked six, dissected them and predicted how these issues may end up.
Here they are: