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Thoughts from the Orioles beat (Fielder, Jackson, Oswalt, Chen, Jones)
Thoughts from the Orioles beat (Fielder, Jackson, Oswalt, Chen, Jones)

With news that the Texas Rangers won the posting rights to Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish, speculation has arisen that the Rangers may not be able to afford free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder. If that’s true, then the market for the last remaining free agent stud has shrunk -- and perhaps cracked open for a fringe suitor such as the Orioles. And at least one national writer has speculated that the Orioles are still in on the Fielder sweepstakes. My take: Nope, not yet. Probably not ever. Sure, the Orioles would love to have more power in their lineup, Fielder’s only 27 and the big man’s left-handed stroke is tailor-made for Camden Yards. Plus, the club is thin --...

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