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Orioles' offseason holes to fill include balancing batting order with better left-handed options

Orioles' offseason holes to fill include balancing batting order with better left-handed options

This postseason has shown the importance of having balanced lineups, not only with a mixture of players who can do different things, but also a combination of hitters from both sides of the plate.

Along with reworking the starting rotation, balancing the lineup might be the Orioles’ biggest challenge this offseason.

The past few years, the team has gone into the offseason looking to improve its on-base capabilities in order to take advantage of its home-run power.

That will again be an area the Orioles will have to improve upon. This past season, the Orioles had a .312 on-base percentage, worse than the .317 mark they posted in 2016.

But by the end of the 2017...

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