I knew a girl that couldn’t stand Pat Dobson’s squirrely mutton chops…but that’s a different story.
There seems to be a concern among some of the Orioles’ fan base that the club wants to return pretty much the same roster as it had last year. A concern that the club may stand pat, so to speak.
I say one big reason to not worry about that theory is the duo of Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter. Those men were at the controls in 2012, when the Orioles led the universe in roster moves. “Stand pat” is not in their dictionaries.
But if the Orioles did return a club next season that looked a lot like the 2012 Orioles, what would be wrong with that?
The worry here seems to center on the club’s amazing record in the close games. The Orioles went 29-9 in one-run games for the best win percentage in major league history. They won their last 16 extra-inning games, the longest win streak in the big leagues since 1949.
No, they cannot count on having that success again. But that doesn’t mean major upgrades or changes to the roster are necessary either.
...I don’t expect to see the Orioles in stand-pat mode, but if they failed to make many moves and instead returned most of the 2012 Orioles, I could live with that.
Posted: November 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM | 20 comment(s)
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