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Duquette: Machado trade starts Orioles rebuild that will include organizational upgrades, modernization

Duquette: Machado trade starts Orioles rebuild that will include organizational upgrades, modernization

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette used the trade of Manny Machado on Wednesday for a five-player package from the Los Angeles Dodgers to herald in a sweeping set of practical and philosophical changes for the organization to follow on what will be a rebuild of not only the on-field, but also the off-field product.

"When you finally decide to go in another direction and set sail in another direction, it's difficult to get to that point where you say, 'OK, we're not going to be trying to win today. We're going to try and put together the best talent that we can to win tomorrow.' " Duquette said. "That's a very tough decision to make. All professional...

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