Five up, five down through the first nine games of the Orioles season

Nine games doesn't paint a full picture in the course of a major league baseball season, but the Orioles have had plenty of nice brush strokes in the first two weeks of this year.

En route to a 7-2 record, buoyed by an improbably seven-game winning streak, the Orioles had equal parts encouraging and disenchanting. Here are five players (or general ideas, or groups) trending up for the Orioles so far, and five trending the other way.

Jon Meoli
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