Quick O’s Thoughts

Unlikely to do team/player projections this year, but my intuition is that the O's are around a .500 team heading into the 2013 season and that they'll be fighting it out with the Red Sox for 4th place in the AL East. Maybe they get insanely lucky with one-run games again, but it's pretty improbable. The had a chance to build on last season, but once they missed a few moves it didn't make sense to make others and end up in between. Extending Buck and Dan Duquette through 2018 seems a little crazy, but I'm not worrying about it since the team can use the money they "saved" this off-season to buy out their contracts before then.