Originally written on Diamond Hoggers  |  Last updated 3/19/13
The Orioles exceeded anybody’s wildest expectations last year.  The made the playoffs as one of the wildcard teams.  Beat a Texas team that had represented the AL in the last two World Series and then nearly beat the Yankees in the Divisional series, losing 3-2.  The Orioles had the moniker of luck hanging over them all season and they did come up on the sunny side of the average.  They won 93 games but were only projected to win 82 based on run differential.   They were 29-9 in one runs games and 16-2 in extra inning games.  That’s probably not going to happen again this year.  Baseball being good in Baltimore is a good thing.  The ballpark is great and it’s a team with some nice tradition. Did they make moves to take the next step? Major Off-Season Moves: None The Orioles took it easy this offseason.  They have been building a solid team with Adam Jones and Matt Wieters.  They didn’t really need to add much to the offense – there is plenty of capability there.  They could have a...
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