With their come-from-behind victory over the Red Sox, the Orioles moved 11 games above .500 for the first time since early summer. They are now in control of the first wild-card spot, and thanks to King Felix, they're positioned a full-game ahead of the Rays in the A.L. East.
It's unlikely that either team will catch the Yankees, who have a 5.5 game lead on Baltimore and who have seamlessly transitioned to life without their ace, C.C. Sabathia. However, there is still time for the Birds to solidify their status as the wild-card front-runner, and to do that, they very well might need some reinforcements.
And for the first time in a very long time, the O's have several pieces down in the minors capable of providing just enough to get them over the hump and into the playoffs for the first time since 1997.