Peter Schmuck's final grades for the 2012 Orioles
Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck offers his final grades for the Orioles' 2012 season. Schmuck's grades are based on each player's performance in relation to his role on the team, his total playing time and his talent level. So, a utilityman who gets a "B" after playing a limited number of games is being graded essentially against himself, not against his teammates or in relation to similar players on other teams.
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Nolan Reimold( Victor Decolongon, Getty Images / April 21, 2012 )
Big start helped launch the Orioles on the road to this surprising season, but his year was cut short by a severe neck injury in April. Says he'll be ready for spring training, but may have to beat out McLouth for left field job.