Before spring training last season, Baltimore was purely an afterthought in the baseball world, listed by OddsShark.com at a league-worst 75-1 odds to win the AL pennant. While they didn't win the pennant, they did claim a wild-card spot and gave their fans more to cheer about than they had in years.
Unfortunately, many of the things that fell into place for the Orioles during their magical 2012 season can’t be counted on next year. If they want to continue their success they will need to evaluate where they might not be so fortunate next season and plan accordingly.
Click through to see five things the Orioles shouldn't count on repeating in 2013.