Pending a physical, Darren O’Day will re-sign with the Baltimore Orioles. This is an excellent start to a critical offseason for the O’s. Over the past four years, O’Day has been one of the steadiest setup men in the entire league, and only appears to be getting better. The 33-year-old made the All-Star team for the first time in 2015, and posted a career-low ERA to go along with a career-high strikeout rate.
With O’Day most likely back in the fold (have to say most likely until he passes his physical, given the Orioles’ last-second exit of the Grant Balfour deal), the Orioles can get down to business on wrapping up a perfect (obviously it could have been more perfect with David Price or Zack Greinke, but come on) offseason that should have the team poised to contend for at least a Wild Card spot, if not the American League East Division.
Here are the three moves that would make 2015-16 a perfect offseason for the Orioles.