The Baltimore Orioles enjoyed a little unexpected success in 2022, winning 83 games and finishing above the .500 mark for the first time since 2016.
The team also finished just three games back of the Tampa Bay Rays for the final American League Wild Card spot.
However, in recent years, there has been some speculation that the Orioles may soon be on their way out of Baltimore and headed for greener grass.
But MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred vehemently spoke out against these claims and offered his take on the situation, saying that as long as he holds the office of the commissioner, the Orioles will be remaining in Baltimore.
Manfred: “As long as I have this job, the Orioles are going to be in Baltimore.”
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 6, 2022
Manfred Has No Plans To Move The Orioles
It appears that Manfred has no plans to move the Orioles out of Baltimore.
For Orioles fans, this is good news.
The team appears to be on an upswing of sorts.
The O’s lost 110 games in 2021 and fell short of the postseason for the fifth consecutive year.
While they fell short again in 2022, their season had quite a few good moments, contrary to most Orioles teams in recent memory.
The team dealt away Trey Mancini and Jorge Lopez at the trade deadline, but remained afloat thanks to the emergence of young stars such as AL Rookie of the Year finalist Adley Rutschman and top prospect Gunnar Henderson.
The Orioles have also made it quite clear that they intend to compete in 2023 and build a postseason contender.
They have not reached October since 2016, but with a few moves, they could find themselves in the mix next season, with any rumors of them moving out of Baltimore put to rest.