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56 minutes ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

Spring training wins mean nothing, but I would rather be winning that losing. Generally, I think the main thing to glean from this is our depth is better than some other teams. 

Exactly this.

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23-6-2 to close the spring.  That was fairly amazing, meaningless or not.   The offense in particular was pretty outrageous.   I’ll have to see if the numbers are available somewhere, but we must have averaged 6+ runs per game.  

Adley homered in his first and last at bats of the spring.   Gunnar hit one 451 feet today and it was only the second-longest Oriole homer of the day - Adley’s went 460 feet.   
 

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Per MLB.com, the O’s led all spring teams in runs scored, at 183 in 31 games (5.90 per game).  They allowed the 6th fewest, at 125 (4.03 per game).  They were 6th in OPS (.798), 3rd in ERA (3.85).   

I’d love for the season to even remotely resemble the spring.  
 

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23 hours ago, SteveA said:

Obviously spring training record means nothing, but I was wondering how rare it was that a team has this good a record in spring training.   The Orioles are now 22-6, and win or lose tomorrow, will finish with a winning percentage over .750.

In the last 40 stpring trainings, dating back to 1983, there have been 9 teams to  finish with a .750 win% or better in spring training, including this year's Orioles.   And two of those came in strike shortened years where spring training started late and 15 or fewer spring training games were played.  So the Orioles are just the 7th team in the last 40 years to have a >.750 win percentage in a full length spring training.  The only 3 such teams ahead of us on the list all won 90+ games and 2 won the World Series.

(The Dodgers could finish at 15-5, .750, and join the bottom of this list if they sweep their two game freeway series from the Angels tomorrow and Monday)

Here are those teams, plus this year's Orioles, and how each team did in the regular season:.

1991 Padres       12-2 .857   84-78
1997 Marlins      26-5 .839   92-70, World Champions
2016 Nationals    19-4 .826   95-67, Division Champs
2015 Royals       25-7 .787   95-67, World Champions
2024 Orioles      22-6 .786   ?????
2012 Blue Jays    24-7 .774   73-89
1995 Mets         10-3 .769   69-75
2009 Angels       26-8 .765   97-65, Division Champs
2016 Diamondbacks 24-8 .750   69-93

 

Curious, where did you find this? Baseball-reference doesn’t have it do they ?

 

Found the Orioles all time spring record of last years press guide. Some random years 


1956 10-19

1959 17-8

1966   15-11

1969 19-5

1970 11-12

1971 14-13

1979 10-15

1980 7-14 

1983 15-11

1988 9-19

1997 18-13

2002 20-9

2013 19-9 -4 

 

First year they had a tie was 1998!

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10 minutes ago, eddie83 said:

Curious, where did you find this? Baseball-reference doesn’t have it do they ?

 

Found the Orioles all time spring record of last years press guide. Some random years 


1956 10-19

1959 17-8

1966   15-11

1969 19-5

1970 11-12

1971 14-13

1979 10-15

1980 7-14 

1983 15-11

1988 9-19

1997 18-13

2002 20-9

2013 19-9 -4 

 

First year they had a tie was 1998!

MLB.com had it back to about 2006.

I thought I couldn't go back any further but then a web search found this:

https://www.springtrainingmagazine.com/history5.html

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14 minutes ago, Billy F-Face3 said:

That would actually be fun to watch.

I think the O’s should stop in Norfolk on their way back to Baltimore for an exhibition with the AAA affiliate. 
 

Full disclosure: I live in Norfolk 😉

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49 minutes ago, Big Al said:

I think the O’s should stop in Norfolk on their way back to Baltimore for an exhibition with the AAA affiliate. 
 

Full disclosure: I live in Norfolk 😉

Haven't teams done that from time to time? In this case, the Orioles probably wouldn't dare.

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