After enduring another long and disappointing season on the field in 2009, the 2009-10 offseason was supposed to be the start of a new day for the Baltimore Orioles.
With enough quality young pitchers to fill two rotations and a nucleus of talented young position players, this was to be the offseason in which the Orioles finally started playing with the big boys on the free agent and trade markets as they looked for the veteran pieces, potentially including a couple franchise-changing players, needed to actually become a contender for the first time in a decade.
But a funny thing seems to have happened on the way back to contention. So far, Baltimore general manager Andy MacPhail has forgotten that the Orioles are supposed to be playing to win now, not just continuing to ...
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Article written by Dean Hybl