The 2022 Baltimore Orioles season was night and day compared to their ugly 2021.
Last year, they finished with a 52-110 record and were looking both hopeless and helpless.
This year they focused on talent evaluation and player development, and the results were amazing.
They finished 83-79, with a winning season for the first time since 2016, and looked extremely promising in the process.
The mark of a good sustainable team is keeping things the way they are when they are working: maintaining the same coaching staff for 2023 will be crucial for the O’s as they try to make the playoffs next year.
Fortunately, that appears to be the case according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
“Hearing that #orioles will bring back their entire coaching staff in 2023. Only change will be adding Cody Asche as an offensive strategy coach. Was upper level hitting coordinator in the minors,” Kubatko tweeted.
Hearing that #orioles will bring back their entire coaching staff in 2023. Only change will be adding Cody Asche as an offensive strategy coach. Was upper level hitting coordinator in the minors.
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) October 24, 2022
The Orioles Are Looking Good
It’s the perfect scenario: adding instead of subtracting.
Asche could be a nice addition as the Orioles try to find more offensive consistency.
But the idea is to increase the number of difference-makers in 2023.
On the pitching side, they are looking great: Keegan Akin, Spenser Watkins, Dillon Tate, Felix Bautista, Dean Kremer, Jordan Lyles, Bryan Baker, Austin Voth, Cionel Perez, Tyler Wells, Kyle Bradish and others took a step forward in 2022.
The Orioles are going to be good for a while, and that’s great for baseball.