Found September 18, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Orioles have the makings of one of the best rotations in the game, as well as the best position prospect. Unfortunately, the system lacks serious depth on the hitting side, and they are in a division that is brutally unforgiving of any weakness. -Kevin Goldstein, then of Baseball Prospectus, January 26, 2009 The Orioles have been, without a doubt, one of the biggest surprises of the 2012 baseball season. Unlike the Pirates and Dodgers, the Orioles have failed to fade and in fact have surged as the once AL East dominant Yankees struggled. No team outside of the Red Sox or Rays has challenged the Yankees like this since 2006 when the Blue Jays took home second place, finishing 10 games back of the Bronx Bombers. While the storylines in Baltimore have been spirited and warm, their road to contention was certainly not written this way three years ago when it was their stock of prospect that seemed destined to change the culture of Birdland. In 2010, ESPN's Keith L...
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