Chris Tillman

Duquette outlines O's plan to contend in 2018, addresses futures of Machado, Britton, Schoop

Duquette outlines O's plan to contend in 2018, addresses futures of Machado, Britton, Schoop

During a sprawling interview on the team's offseason radio show, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette addressed the futures of some of the team's top stars — including Zach Britton, Manny Machado, and Jonathan Schoop — while batting away calls for a rebuild in favor of an attempt to rebuild the starting rotation and compete in 2018.

Duquette outlined the club's offseason pitching plans and much more on the 105.7 The Fan Orioles Hot Stove Show on Thursday, saying it's the top priority this offseason as the Orioles enter a make-or-break 2018 season in which they'll try to build one last playoff team, not tear things down in favor of a rebuild for the future.

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