Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99
Topics

Ian Desmond

February roster additions becoming Orioles' signature for success

February roster additions becoming Orioles' signature for success

The "Moneyball" Oakland Athletics found their advantage by valuing on-base percentage. The Tampa Bay Rays sought a two-percent edge over opponents, and the Pittsburgh Pirates burst to relevancy via aggressive defensive shifting.

While many other clubs are only making their final preparations for spring training, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is one swoop away from making the February free-agent coup his team's signature advantage.

With a club-record payroll of more than $130 million already committed for 2016 thanks to the returns of first baseman Chris Davis, catcher Matt Wieters and reliever Darren O'Day, the Orioles' pursuits of right-hander Yovani...

Loading
21°