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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Brian Matusz( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun / October 5, 2012 )
Like Arrieta, former top starting prospect struggled in the rotation and had to go back to the minors to make adjustments. Accepted new role in the bullpen and ran with it, filling lefty specialist role admirably after injury sidelined Troy Patton. Also had some big outings in the postseason.