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Baltimore Orioles Among MLB's Biggest Surprises: From Pushover To Bully

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Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis, right, is congratulated by teammate Adam Jones after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, May 11, 2012, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 4-3.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis, right, is congratulated by teammate Adam Jones after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, May 11, 2012, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 4-3.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Matt Wieters made a comment in March that sounded so naive, it was almost charming. It was spring training, when even the lowliest teams can be optimistic. But Wieters, the catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, seemed to push the limits of the plausible.

"There's been teams that go worst to first before," he said by his locker in Sarasota, Fla. "We feel like we have the talent to do it, too."

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