The "Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour" pulls into Sarasota, Fla., where the Baltimore Orioles are gearing up for the 2013 season. The Orioles came out of nowhere in 2012, following up four consecutive last-place finishes with their first playoff appearance since 1997. But it wasn't a happy offseason in Baltimore, as the team made few moves to improve while watching the Blue Jays load up on talent. So are the O's due for a slide back into mediocrity? Or can they continue their rise in the AL East?


Standing pat

Buck Showalter will pencil many of the same names in the lineup in 2013 as he did in 2012.

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How much will the Orioles' lack of offseason moves affect them this season?

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    19%
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    55%
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    26%

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Best of Baltimore?

Matt Wieters and Adam Jones combined to hit 55 home runs last season. Is either one of the young stars the key to the Orioles' success?

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Who is the Orioles' most important player this season?

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    7%
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    56%
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    12%
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    17%
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    8%

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Birds headed south?

The Orioles had their best season in years in 2012, winning 93 games. Are they due for a decline?

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How many games will the Orioles win?

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    21%
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    38%
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    29%
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    12%

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