After the Baltimore Orioles stunned critics and baseball fans across the country this past season with an unforgettable run for the playoffs, Buck Showalter and the front office have made it obvious that they will prove it was not a fluke.
There have been reports this off-season discrediting the Birds and their success in the 2012 season; they got lucky and it will not happen again next year.
The truth is, the Orioles have a strong, young core of talented and upcoming players. They might not be the best next year, but they will put together a strong season.
Showalter’s main focus this winter is left field, first base and pitching, and so far, one of Dan Duquette’s major targets is the free agent homerun-hitting, superstar Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers, according to FoxSports.com.
Everyone is aware of the center fielder’s success at the major league level, but he has also endured many hardships along the way to becoming one of the most powerful and respected outfielders in the game today.
Here is a list of the pros and cons of the Orioles potentially signing Josh Hamilton this winter.