Peter Angelos

End of an era: Will 2018 mark the last ride for the Orioles as we know them?

End of an era: Will 2018 mark the last ride for the Orioles as we know them?

Success is cyclical, and when the Orioles brought winning baseball back to Baltimore six years ago, there was no clear time limit on their window of success. But over the years, it became clear that 2018 was the make-or-break year.

The Orioles could undergo a dramatic face-lift by this time next year, if not sooner depending on how well they play this season, as there could be big changes from top to bottom — on the field, in the dugout and inside the Warehouse.

The two on-field faces of the franchise — shortstop Manny Machado and center fielder Adam Jones — are eligible to reach free agency at the end of the season, as are bullpen cornerstones Zach Britton and Brad Brach. The...

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