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Orioles head into free agency in a different position from previous years
Orioles head into free agency in a different position from previous years

The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year. Executive vice president Dan Duquette, who wasn't officially hired until last Nov. 8, is not only in place as club's decision-maker, but he seems to be established as a man with a plan. Instead of trying to fill holes after another disaster of a season, Duquette and company are charged this offseason with continuing the momentum from a surprising and inspiring 2012, in which the Orioles made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. "We have...

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