4 of the Biggest Weaknesses of the Baltimore Orioles Entering the New Year

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4 of the Biggest Weaknesses of the Baltimore Orioles Entering the New Year
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After 14 consecutive losing seasons and seasons without making it to the playoffs, the Baltimore Orioles finally ceased that unruly streak last year after defeating the Texas Rangers in a one-game playoff for the wild-card spot in the American League.

Although they lost in the fifth game against their rival New York Yankees in the ALDS, no one expected them to finish in second place in the gritty AL East, let alone advance to the playoffs for the first time since 1997.

However, with the recent acquisitions by the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox, and the fact that the Bronx Bombers and Tampa Bay Rays seem to always be in the thick of things, it seems like the East could prove to be the toughest division in all of baseball next season.

And, although the Birds succeeded in qualifying for the postseason last year, they still have holes they need to address this offseason. They are fully aware of these weaknesses, but time is flying by and they have not been as busy as fans hoped.

Check out the Orioles' top five weaknesses entering the new year and the areas they need to address in order to build on last season’s success.

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