Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/7/13
The Baltimore Orioles and Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette have been the recipients of a lot of criticism from fans and the media, including myself, this offseason due to their inability to add the big bat in the middle of the order that Baltimore desperately needs. With the calendar turning over to 2013, and pitchers and catchers reporting in just over a month, it is safe to assume this move is not going to happen, but I am here to attempt to ease Orioles’ fans angst a little bit. When Baltimore decided to let Mark Reynolds walk this offseason, I went in a rant, I could not believe that they let a high on base percentage guy, with obvious home run power and a good glove at first base leave, when he was the cheapest option for first base, but I believe I have figured out their thinking behind that move. First, and most obvious, Chris Davis will be the first baseman and he is not a downgrade defensively and if he can duplicate his season last year, he bodes well offensively too. Davis ha...
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