Baltimore Orioles 2013: Adam Jones and Chris Davis Are Men Possessed

Gary OusdahlCorrespondent IIApril 7, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 24:  Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Chris Davis #19 after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 24, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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There is no one hotter in baseball right now than Adam Jones and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles.  

Sure, it's just the first week of play, and it's inevitable that both of their numbers and current production will taper off at some point.  But the way they are currently raking the ball, it will be fun to see what this dynamic duo can do over a full season.

After a breakout 2012 season, Jones is picking up right where he left off in 2013.  In his eighth major league season, the former 2003 first-round draft pick is batting a staggering .522 with seven RBI, eight runs scored and a league-leading 12 hits in 23 at-bats.  Not only that, but he just seems to get better the more he plays and the older he gets.  

And if Jones' numbers weren't impressive enough for you, Davis' stats are even better in nearly every category.  The 27-year-old is leading the league with a ridiculous .556 average, a .591 OBP and a 1.389 slugging percentage.  He also leads the league with four home runs and 17 RBI over 18 at-bats.  And similar to Jones, Davis just keeps getting better with every at-bat. 

In a league where the Yankees and Red Sox have been dominant for so long, 2013 looks to be the polar opposite of what the American League East standings generally resemble.  

The Blue Jays were arguably favored to win the American League East this year, but with the way that the Orioles are currently playing, 2013 could easily be the year that the O's take over the division and prove to the baseball world that their breakout 2012 campaign was no fluke.  

What do you think?  Will 2013 be the Orioles year?