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Orioles positional preview: Bullpen

A strength of the 2023 Orioles was their bullpen, which ranked second in MLB by fWAR. By that mark, only the Los Angeles Dodgers were better. Unfortunately for the 2024 Orioles, the bulk of that value came from Félix Bautista. He and Yennier Cano held the Orioles afloat, a fact that was on obvious display last year on days when neither pitcher was available.

This year, to our great sadness, Bautista is nowhere to be found. Cano and Danny Coulombe, who made up most of the non-Bautista WAR last year, aren’t locks to repeat their performances. There are a lot of question marks in the bullpen overall, one that makes a person a lot less confident than they were going into 2023.