The 2015 regular season left fans of the Baltimore Orioles with more questions than answers. The team slumped to an 81-81 record after reaching the ALCS the year before. With much of the same roster coming back from the postseason team, the Orioles were still expected to contend for the playoffs. That didn’t happen, as the starting pitching collapsed, and the two holes the Orioles actually did have to fill — left and right field — went unfilled.
Some are now looking at the Orioles as a team that should consider doing a minor reboot. The core of the roster is still strong enough to contend for the playoffs in a division with much uncertainty. Four big free agents — Chris Davis, Wei-Yin Chen, Matt Wieters, and Darren O’Day — will need to be re-signed, replaced, or in the case of Wieters, moved on from. It’s unclear what the roster will look like next year given the potential upheaval with the big free-agent class. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered surrounding the Orioles this winter.
Here are the five biggest burning questions that will surround the Orioles moving forward this winter.