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Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics
Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics

When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went down for the season with an elbow injury in May, baseball savants were ready to throw dirt on the team's chances. The three-time All-Star not only played a key position, he was a crucial part of the team leadership. The Orioles front office, led by Dan Duquette, swung into action. They traded for a veteran catcher and gave more playing time to a rookie. The pair handled pitchers well, hit more than a dozen homers combined and helped drive in more runs. Now the Orioles lead the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in the best-of-five American League Division Series, en route to what Baltimore hopes is its first World Series in more than three decades. It's...

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