But the Orioles' bullpen was as dangerous as any. First with Jim Johnson closing games, then with Zach Britton, they not only spared themselves much of the closer drama that besieges teams unsettled at that position but had a steady line of deputies who pitched well in the middle and late innings to create save chances. Over that stretch, Tommy Hunter, Darren O'Day, Brad Brach and Mychal Givens, plus a host of others, were deployed at key moments and got results, helping the Orioles to the best record in the AL from 2012 to 2016. Brach was an addition of Duquette. The Orioles also got meaningful contributions from unheralded acquisitions such as Luis Ayala, Chaz Roe and Ryan Webb. Showalter benefited from roster flexibility afforded by Duquette when the team had relievers with minor league options in the bullpen, allowing him to cycle them out and remove the burden off the primary relievers.