The wait is over.
After a long, tough winter for Baltimore Orioles fans, the offseason has come to an end and spring training has officially opened up.
The Orioles have failed to make any significant moves so far this offseason and appear to be a worse team on paper than they were at the end of 2013. But that doesn't mean that there's zero chance for improvement from the club.
Thanks to one of the strongest cores in baseball and some key prospects, hope remains in Birdland. However, some "if's" still hover around.
Some of those prospects may be ready to help as early as the 2014 season. Some will be called upon in future seasons.
Whenever they arrive to the bigs, these guys are the top prospects in the O's system going into spring training.