Found January 21, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The number of people who believed in the overachieving 2012 Baltimore Orioles, even when they were locked in battle in the ALDS, could probably be counted on one hand.  Seeing how they'd been the unofficial doormat of the AL East for the previous fourteen seasons, it is no wonder that their unexpected success was received with such a critical eye.  Winning 93 games on just a plus-seven run differential will do that for you. Their playoff run might have won over some people, but still plenty remain skeptical that the O's didn't just get incredibly lucky.  Surely if they played the season over again, there is no way Baltimore would be that good, right?  Well, no need to speculate on that hypothetical because Baltimore management seems perfectly content to test that theory in reality in 2013. For whatever reason, GM Dan Duquette has chosen to take full advantage of his team's unlikely playoff run and first winning season since 1997 by doing... ABSOLUTELY NOTHI...
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