Peter Schmuck's final grades for the 2012 Orioles
Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck offers his final grades for the Orioles' 2012 season. Schmuck's grades are based on each player's performance in relation to his role on the team, his total playing time and his talent level. So, a utilityman who gets a "B" after playing a limited number of games is being graded essentially against himself, not against his teammates or in relation to similar players on other teams.
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Darren O'Day( Patrick McDermott, Getty Images / October 8, 2012 )
Unorthodox submariner turned out to be a major wild card in the Orioles' surprising season. He was the glue that held the club's great bullpen together and finished with a 7-1 record and 2.28 ERA in 69 regular season appearances and a 0.00 ERA in five postseason games.