Even though he didn't win AL Manager of the Year, it's hard to believe that anybody else could have done a better job managing the Baltimore Orioles than Buck Showalter. The newly crowned "Marylander of the Year" led the Orioles to their first winning season and playoff appearance since 1997.
As a manager, Showalter makes thousands upon thousands of decisions every year that affect his team. The following list is made up of only a miniscule portion of those decisions that were deemed most memorable and most important to the Orioles success last year. So if there is any managerial decision that you feel that is missing, please comment below.
But anyway, here are Buck Showalter's best managerial moments/decisions of 2012, in no particular order.