Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/24/13
Even though the Baltimore Orioles were just swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, O’s manager Buck Showalter still has his team sitting pretty in the AL East. For a team that very recently suffered through fourteen straight losing seasons, this Orioles team resembles more of a division contender than a bottom feeder that they were so used to being before – and that many predicted would finish near the bottom of the standings in 2013. How then has this franchise had such a dramatic turn-around, once known for high-priced free-agent signings, under-performance, and general organizational mediocrity? Previous history suggested that Showalter was a manager that was always hired to help build up a team, but then wasn’t able to lead them to the Promised Land. Before Baltimore, he was fired by the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers. But somehow in Oriole Land, he’s still building and winning with this playoff calibre team. As a matter of fact, the Orioles have the most wins...
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