Andrew Cashner

Though Orioles tend to wait, November bargains exist for free-agent starting pitchers

Though Orioles tend to wait, November bargains exist for free-agent starting pitchers

Over the past several years, even with clear needs in their starting rotation, the Orioles have waited deep into the offseason for bargains rather than jumping into an expensive market.

No one needs to look any further than Houston Astros right-hander Charlie Morton, a transformed starter who earned a four-inning save in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, to see that valuable players can be found early in the offseason, too.

When teams are allowed to negotiate with other club's free agents Monday afternoon, there will be plenty of arms available who can be had on short deals that can help fill out the Orioles rotation without breaking the bank.

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