Found February 03, 2013 on On The Way Home:
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The Baltimore Orioles shocked everyone in 2012, coming off a 2011 season in which they put together a 69-93 record and finishing deadlast in the American League East division. At this time last year, no one was expecting the O’s to be competitive for a playoff spot, a place where they hadn’t been since 1997. However, Buck Showalter was able to get the most out of his ballclub, and transposed their record from the prior season, sporting a 93-69 mark, grabbing one of the two AL Wild Card spots, and only finishing two games behind the Yankees for the AL East crown. They beat the Rangers in the one-game Wild Card playoff, but eventually fell to CC Sabathia and the Yankees in the ALDS, still enjoying their most successful season in about 15 years. Throughout the winter, the O’s have been involved with chats for big name free agents and potential trades, but nothing has come to pass. However, they recently agreed to a one-year/$1.1 million deal with former Atlanta Braves pitcher, Jair Jur...
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