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Orioles' Buck Showalter 'very deserving' of AL Manager of the Year honor

Orioles' Buck Showalter 'very deserving' of AL Manager of the Year honor

During spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought his coaches together and offered them a meticulous list of hypothetical situations, asking for solutions for overcoming possible losses of some of the team's most important players. "Sometimes I'd get some looks," Showalter said. "But this is a part of who we are." In Showalter's mind, nothing in baseball is guaranteed, especially over the course of a 162-game regular season. Injuries and other unforeseen situations happen, so in the back of your head, you have to be prepared for a cavalcade of "what ifs?" Under Showalter's leadership, the Orioles enjoyed their most...

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