Spring training is in full effect and the Baltimore Orioles are back in Sarasota getting ready for the start to the 2012 season. Things are different this time around, with lots of new faces on the team, coaching staff and even the front office. These are not the same Orioles as last year.
This could be the year that the Orioles surprise some people. I'm not saying that they'll win the division. They won't even win one of the two wild cards. All I'm saying is that the team could realistically win 81 games this year. I'd file that prediction as bold, but I dare to dream.
With six games already in the books, here is a look at some of the highs and lows from the Orioles so far.