Ex-O's Report: A final statistical look at the 2016 Orioles who played elsewhere in 2017 - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Paul Folkemer

Ex-O’s Report: A final statistical look at the 2016 Orioles who played elsewhere in 2017

Periodically this season, we’ve checked the progress of 2016 Orioles’ players who landed with other major league teams this year.

With the 2017 regular season in the books, let’s take one final look at the ex-Orioles who flew the nest after last year.

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    October 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

    The Orioles have whiffed on a number of personnel decisions in the last few years (Markakis, Nelson Cruz, Zach Davies) but they were very smart to let Matt Wieters leave. They got much better production from Castillo and Joseph. For years, Wieters has been paid based on his potential and he has been very over paid. Unfortunately, I think his injuries have really impacted his development.

    • Dan Connolly

      October 4, 2017 at 11:28 am

      I hear what you are saying GS. But I also add this: I don’t think it was an absolute coincidence that the rotation ERA skyrocketed with Castillo vs Wieters. But handling pitchers has been considered a strength of Wieters and a weakness of Castillo heading into 2017. Im not saying it was all Wieters departure of course. But I don’t think you should completely overlook it.

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        October 4, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        True Dat Dan!

    • OsFanStuckInNY

      October 4, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Isn’t the dugout calling most of the pitches when Castillo catches? I recall seeing him looking over there a lot.

      • Paul Folkemer

        October 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

        The dugout never calls pitches. Catchers look over there when there are runners on base to look for pitchouts, etc.

    • Strovel

      October 4, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      Letting Markakis go was the right thing. 99 OPS plus over the last five years. Thoroughly average player getting paid an above average salary.

  2. garyintheloo

    October 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Other than Bridwell there is nothing here to miss. It is interesting that the pitching coaches last year that left to go to Atlanta both had their roles changed late in the year. Good pi***ing ain’t easy but it sure is fun.

  3. Glstem

    October 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    oriole fan in motown ,hope ravens beat lions this year.I really enjoyed talking to oriole fans this year . The fans are so knowledgeable and really a joy to listen too.I go back to Bumbry and Coggins leading off the game.I just think Buck goes to long with his players sometimes. Pitching and defense usually wins not the way are team is set up.

    • Dan Connolly

      October 5, 2017 at 11:51 am

      GL: thanks for sharing. Welcome any time here. These recent Os runs were built with pitching, D and the homer. But not starting pitching. Just a really good bullpen. And that’s hard to sustain without at least solid starting pitching.

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