In fairness to the Orioles, the first few weeks of the baseball offseason have not exactly been packed with hot-stove activity. The free agent market has remained quiet and trading activity has been predictably light.
So, it's kind of hard to gauge just how "proactive" Dan Duquette and the Orioles front office have been thus far.
Really, the only member of the organization that has displayed any obvious proactivity is former free agent Matt Wieters, who stuck his finger in the wind and decided that the Orioles' $15.8 million qualifying offer was his best option this winter.
Wieters' decision made perfect sense under his particular circumstances and the...