In the wake of last week's NFL draft, it's good to remember just how unscientific the baseball draft is. Traditionally it's a crapshoot, and on top of that, the Orioles had a hard-won reputation for not being able to develop their own talent, but take a gander at this club. The O's took the following players in the first round: Nick Markakis in 2003, Matt Wieters in 2007, Brian Matusz in 2008, and Machado in 2010. Markakis is in the midst of a career renaissance. At the time of this writing, he's riding a 18-game hitting streak and has been on fire. Wieters, generally considered the top defensive catcher in the game, is also bringing the best bat this year. Matusz is pitching like an iron curtain out of the bullpen, and I for one hope there's a spot in the rotation for him down the line. And Machado? He's an absolute warlock on the field. Then throw in slick trades like the Bedard deal that landed team ace Chris Tillman and heart-of-the-ball-club Adam Jones, and low-cost deals like the one that brought the gargantuan bat of Nelson Cruz. This team didn't spring into existence; it was meticulously planned.