Half of Charm City is buzzing with excitement after the Baltimore Ravens crushed the New England Patriots 24-13 in the AFC Championship last Sunday.
The other half is grieving the loss of iconic Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
Looming in the background of talk about Tom Brady’s Ty Cobb impression, along with expert predictions for “the Harbaugh Bowl,” is the fact that the 2013 MLB season is creeping closer.
Looking at the state of the union that is the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimoreans who are faithful to the orange and black accept this reality with uncertainty.
Some Orioles fans look to 2013 with optimism. These people see the Orioles as a young and vibrant team on the rise.
Other fans do not share such positivity, citing the team’s failure to make a big splash in free agency while the stove was hot.
And some souls even express feelings the Birds have even taken a step back from the success they garnered in 2012.
Whatever the outlook, Buck Showalter and crew are certainly the most enigmatic team in all of baseball.
For those who still believe Baltimore needs to fill holes in order to contend, I will reveal three free agents left on the market that could help this team.
This is not to say the Orioles would not benefit from getting these guys. But the subject of the Birds acquiring Bourn, Lohse and Saunders has been discussed at length the past month.