The Baltimore Orioles are still working on locking down a postseason berth, either as the AL East Division champion or as a Wild Card participant. Either way, Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have a decision to make concerning the makeup of his postseason 25-man roster.
Several of the roster spots are already locked down. Adam Jones is the heart and soul of the offense, Jim Johnson is certainly a lock at the back end of the bullpen and several other players have no worries concerning their place on that roster. However, Showalter will have several key decisions to make concerning his bench, bullpen and final starting rotation.
Showalter and the Orioles are taking a game-by-game approach in the final days of the regular season. We will take a look at some of the decisions Showalter will be forced to make if the Orioles do in fact clinch their first postseason berth in 15 seasons.