Six observations as Orioles hit quarter pole

The Baltimore Orioles sit at 14-26 as they have officially reached the quarter pole of the 2019 season.

Brandon Hyde’s “Baby Birds” have had some ups and downs throughout the first quarter of the season but all in all they have proven to be a good watch on most nights. After racing out to 4-1 start, the Orioles dropped eight of their next nine decisions to fall 5-9. They have not been able to sniff the .500 mark since that April tailspin.

Let’s take a look at some takeaways from this team as they sit in last place in the American League East at the quarter pole of the 2019 season.

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Three things Orioles fans can hang their hat on as challenging 2019 season continues

For the Baltimore Orioles, the 2019 season will end up being a lost one. Playing 4-8 in their last 12 games, the O’s (13-24) occupy the cellar of the American League East, 10.5 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays (23-13).

To put this in perspective, on April 22 the Orioles’ chances of winning the division stood at 0.847%, and as of three days ago it’s dwindled further, to 0.266%.  Barely a quarter of a percent!

There’s no easy way to put it, the rest of the 2019 season will be tough to watch for Orioles fans. The team is not a year into their rebuild yet, and the farm system doesn’t rank among baseball’s elite. Taking all of this into account, there’s still several reasons for Baltimore baseball diehards to go to bed encouraged and excited about the future of the Orioles. Here’s three of those reasons.

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