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Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title
Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title

The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015. But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal. When the free-agent market opens to unrestricted bidding next week, the organization needs to decide just how much it wants to be the last major league team standing, because next year may provide their best opportunity for the foreseeable future. Manager Buck Showalter likes to talk about getting to the playoffs and "rolling the dice," which is what the Orioles did in 2012 and again this year. Executive vice president of baseball operations...

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