With three weeks of the regular season now in the books, it’s becoming evident that this could be one heck of a roller-coaster season for the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles lost five straight games but then busted out in Sunday’s contest against the Boston Red Sox, scoring 18 runs.

Defensive errors and mental mistakes have plagued the Orioles so far this season, and all of their losing woes have seemingly come at their own hand.

With veterans J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters still shelved, a large part of the clubhouse leadership is missing, which could possibly be a detriment to team chemistry.

With a handful of newcomers to the team, it’s important that they get up to speed with the Oriole way and understand that fundamentals and defense come first in manager Buck Showalter‘s mindset.

Baltimore’s newest acquisitions have had their share of successes and failures so far, so let’s look deeper into their individual performances.

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