July 29, 2021

Five Free Agent Targets for the Baltimore Orioles (Baseball Essential)

The Baltimore Orioles are coming off a third consecutive last place finish in the American League East, as well as back-to-back 100-loss seasons. With that said, they have some young position players to build around such as Trey Mancini, Hanser Alberto, Anthony Santander, and Renato Nunez. Meanwhile, right-hander John Means recorded a 3.60 ERA across 31 appearances, 27 of which were starts last season.

The Orioles aren’t in the mix for any of the remaining top-tier free agents, and they’re not going to spend top dollar on such players when they’re years away from playoff contention. They also aren’t a free-agent hotspot for the time being, so to speak. What the Orioles can offer mid-level free agents, however, is playing time and depending on the player a chance to revitalize their career — leading to a bigger payday down the road.

Plus, they should be looking to make an effort to improve their big-league roster for the sake of their fan base. Here are five free agent targets for general manager Mike Elias and friends.

Jerad Eickhoff

A pitcher that would benefit from direction and a change of scenery? Jerad Eickhoff.

Eickhoff is coming off a season where he recorded…

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