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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Adam Jones( Jim Rogash, Getty Images / September 23, 2012 )
Most Valuable Oriole for the second straight year and certainly deserved it after playing in all 162 games and ranking among team leaders in most offensive departments. Did struggle at times in September and had just 2 hits in 23 at-bats in the Division Series.