The re-signing of Chris Davis, Darren O'Day and Matt Wieters keeps the Orioles' core group intact -- something few inside or outside the team's clubhouse expected at the end of last year's disappointing 81-81 campaign. It also reunited the team's five unquestioned clubhouse leaders.
Here's a look at what you need to know and what to expect from the 2016 Orioles.
It looks like "Murderer's Row" on paper. Now, it's time to find out what it can do when the lights come on.
Fifty years later, Jim Palmer vividly remembers his disbelief as he walked from Memorial Stadium on the evening of Oct. 9, 1966, a newly minted world champion.
Spring training did little to quell the doubts about the Orioles rotation heading into this season. If anything, the concerns with the team's starting pitching became more glaring during exhibition games.
Combine the scant major league track record of players coming over from the KBO, the stark cultural adjustment required when they come over and the heaps of personal and national pride at stake, there's plenty of uncertainty involved in bringing players such as Hyun Soo Kim to the United States.
Relief pitcher Darren O'Day had options in the offseason, but chose to stay in Baltimore, where he's a respected leader (and nearby husband).
Kevin Gausman has been chasing the opportunity to be in the Orioles rotation to open the season since he was drafted in 2012. And now, he finally has that chance.
There's still a few weeks remaining in the Orioles' offseason, but even with the roster not necessarily finished, the re-signing of slugger Mark Trumbo to a three-year contract makes clear that their core beliefs haven't changed.