Baltimore Orioles: 5 Reasons They Have a Shot at the Playoffs in 2012

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Baltimore Orioles: 5 Reasons They Have a Shot at the Playoffs in 2012
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This is really not a fair topic to be talking about. I'd have to be insane to think that the Baltimore Orioles are going to make the playoffs. In fact, it's probably a stretch to think they will make it out of last place in the division.

That said, there is still some chance for the O's to make a miracle ascent to the playoffs. The Rays made a similar worst-to-first jump in 2008, right? Sure, they had a pipeline of the top young talent and a terrific player development system, but the Orioles have some guys too.

It's not a likely scenario, but the Orioles are part of Major League Baseball, which is a common feature of every playoff team in the history of the league.

All jokes aside, the Orioles won't make the playoffs, but if they somehow pull off a miracle season thanks to season-ending injuries to all 100 active players on the rest of the division's rosters, these are the reasons why it happened.

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