After having the worst defense in baseball through the first half-plus of the baseball season in 2012, the Baltimore Orioles rebounded nicely to have the best defense in baseball for the final two months of the season.
Many things can contribute to the reasoning of the defensive turnaround for the O's. But ultimately, it comes down to the players, and some of them came to be very impressive.
Good defense is necessary to winning. The Orioles understand this, and that's why they're going to make sure that they can make their good August and September play stretch through the whole year in 2013.
It's not out of the realm of possibility that the O's can have the best defense in baseball next season. They figure to enter 2013 with the same (or least a very similar) defense they had this past August and September.
The O's will have a great defense in 2013. And here's why.