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Orioles better for locking up nucleus, kicking window of opportunity further open

Orioles better for locking up nucleus, kicking window of opportunity further open

It's fair to debate the wisdom of committing so much money to slugger Chris Davis when the Orioles still have not satisfied enough of their offseason needs to be considered a significantly better team than the one that lost half of its games in 2015.

There might have been better ways to divide up $161 million — if that was even an option — to put the Orioles in position to return to the playoffs this year, but there is the bigger picture to consider.

To fully appreciate that concept, you have to think back to where this club was at this time last year. At that time, just about everyone was assuming there would be a huge free-agent exodus at the end of last season...

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