The Baltimore Orioles were a bit of a surprise last season after going on a hot streak late in the year.
They ultimately failed to make the playoffs. However, this team has a ton of potential with numerous rising stars on the roster.
With that said, the fanbase is still mightily upset with the front office right now. Not because of the lack of solid prospects, but because of what the CEO prioritizes.
According to Nathan Ruiz, the Orioles CEO John Angelos lists his three priorities. In order, they are “bringing concerts to Camden Yards, the partnership with the city, then the team.”
In addition to that, Angelos very clearly makes it known that his job is not to predict payroll for the team.
Look, the reason Camden Yards even exists in the first place is because of the Orioles. For that reason, you’d think acquiring the best baseball team possible would be the top priority.
Instead, John Angelos focuses his attention on bringing concerts to the stadium.
In all fairness, the concerts likely bring in a ton money and are is considered year-round revenue. Even so, Orioles fans can’t believe their ears.
Concerts is what’s important to you then go build an area for them! Give the fans what they desire & deserve! You think O’s fans care about concerts!?! Yeah after we win a WS! 🤡
— Mike (@Land_Of_Da_O) February 21, 2023
The concert money is not likely going into the payroll for the roster.
Well, things are slightly out of order here, unless sales from the concerts are used for baseball payroll
— Positive Os Fan (@TroyPurinton) February 20, 2023
Orioles fans have had it!
— Boh Boy (@BohBoy98) February 21, 2023
The fanbase wants change.
John Angelos should sell the team so he can focus on his concert promoting career.
— Dave (@Reedymcdade) February 20, 2023
Overall, this isn’t the best look for John Angelos. Especially considering how surprisingly good the team was last season.
Either way, look for the Orioles to possibly be a problem this year. Their long list of rising stars makes them a very interesting team.