Baltimore Orioles’ Biggest First-Half Surprises
The 2012 Major League Baseball season has been a year of surprises for the Baltimore Orioles. The team is suddenly competitive after 14 consecutive losing seasons. Manager Buck Showalter and Executive VP Dan Duquette have masterfully tinkered with the lineup and massaged the roster to get the most out of the team’s mismatched parts.
Here are the five biggest surprises thus far for the 2012 Orioles: