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The big holes the O's need to fill just got bigger
The big holes the O's need to fill just got bigger

The departure of Nick Markakis obviously is another blow to the Orioles' fan base and a reminder that those who ignore history really are doomed to repeat it. The Orioles have been down this road before, and the way the Markakis contract negotiations unraveled and left him open to signing a four-year deal with the Atlanta Braves have to bring back some painful memories of another long-time Orioles favorite who left under somewhat similar circumstances 14 years ago come Sunday. Pitching ace Mike Mussina headed into free agency after the 2000 season and was signed by the New York Yankees. The unhappy parting was facilitated by Yankees manager Joe Torre, who reached out to Mussina to...

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