Dan O'Dowd

Orioles can expect company in waiting out free agent market come January

Orioles can expect company in waiting out free agent market come January

No reminder is required when it comes to how the Orioles typically sit out the big-ticket free agent market in November and December in lieu of making targeted signings in January and February.

Some of their best business, like Nelson Cruz, and their worst, like Yovani Gallardo, have occurred after the turn of the year, when prices go down and players get anxious to find a home.

The relative paucity of business done this offseason — absent the Marlins' teardown and the Shohei Ohtani posting — means the Orioles aren't the only team that will enter 2018 with work to do. They've been at the forefront of making late signings, but like everything else they've paced the league at...

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