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With qualifying offers in O's rearview, it's time to focus on free agency

With qualifying offers in O's rearview, it's time to focus on free agency

With all due respect to Dan Duquette and his willingness to look for talent in every corner of the baseball universe, it's time to get real.

The deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers from their original clubs arrived Friday, and with catcher Matt Wieters on board for 2016, Orioles fans can only hope it removes the last obstacle standing in the way of the team embarking aggressively on its offseason rebuilding project.

The reports that they made a play for South Korean power hitter Byung ho-Park and now might be interested in speedy, contact-hitting outfielder Ah-seop Son are consistent with Duquette's penchant for gambling on unproven international...

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