Jeremy Guthrie

With small margin for error, Orioles focus on getting back to winning ways in 2018

With small margin for error, Orioles focus on getting back to winning ways in 2018

In fielding playoff teams three times over a five-year span before this season, the Orioles consistently proved wrong the prognosticators who regularly predicted they’d be a last-place team in the American League East.

Now, as the Orioles look forward from their first losing season since 2011 — they won 14 fewer games than last year’s wild-card team — the front office is banking on building a playoff contender for 2018 in the same resourceful way it has in recent years.

Executive vice president Dan Duquette has made it clear he’s focused on a reload and not a rebuild, but a rebound might be more fitting.

If this season taught the Orioles anything, it’s that many things...

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