Baltimore Orioles season is off to hot start with the news that Mark Trumbo will potentially miss the first two weeks of the season. Trumbo suffered a grade 2 quad strain that will have him sidelined 3-4 weeks. If you have the ability to do basic math you'll be able to come to the conclusion that with the season starting in 14 days that Trumbo will ultimately miss the first couple series of the season. The Orioles, who solely rely on their offense to produce more runs than their pitchers let up to win games, need all the fire power they can get. Starting the season without one of their biggest bats could potentially dig them into a small hole that they'll never recover from. When you're in a division with the Yankees and the Red Sox you don't have room for setbacks, everything has to go perfect to even have a sliver of hope.
Trumbo is coming off a pretty lackluster season. He hit 23 homers, drove in 65 runs, and recorded a career low batting average of .234. This was after coming off the best year of his career when he led the league in homeruns and drove in over 100 RBI's. The Orioles need Trumbo to return to 2016 form if they want to compete for a wildcard spot. Let's just be honest, there's no fucking way this team wins the AL East, and in no way am I being biased. The fact Trumbo is starting the season with a quad injury is not a good sign of things to come for him this season. This is one of those injuries that seems to linger and come back throughout the season. Hopefully for the Orioles and Trumbo that's not the case, however I've seen this movie time and time again, usually ends up with a miserable season from the player.