Maybe the Orioles will be able to muddle through the first half of the season without premier closer Zach Britton.
They have certainly done it before.
He’s projected to miss about the same amount of time in 2018 recovering from Achilles tendon surgery as he did in 2017 because of an unexplainable forearm strain, so it’s conceivable that the Orioles have enough good relief arms to maintain a solid bullpen.
Or maybe this is the catalytic event that makes the front office and ownership decide right now just where this team is going and how it will get there.
Keep in mind that the O’s already have lost serious offseason ground to the rival New York Yankees when major...