The Orioles' shortstop has spent over a year now trying to re-create the spectacular heights of his first month in their colors, and between injury and inconsistency, simply hasn't done it. He hit .230/.287/.374 with a dozen home runs and an 83 OPS+ in 96 games, and struggled to hold down either shortstop or third base, serving as the designated hitter often down the stretch. The idea that Beckham could be nontendered was mostly propagated by figures who aren't in Baltimore anymore. It's still a real possibility, but the Orioles could bring inexpensive competition and make Beckham earn a job in spring training without being on the hook for his whole salary, too. At a terribly thin position in the organization, lopping the top of the depth chart may not help much.