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Orioles and other teams slow to jump into offseason spending
Orioles and other teams slow to jump into offseason spending

Baseball’s winter meetings begin in earnest Monday, and this was supposed to be the year that a lot of the impact signings were made before the sport’s annual powwow. The thought was that changes in compensation for free agents would jumpstart the market and that some of the huge names would come off the board before anyone got on a plane to Nashville. Although more rumors are swirling this week, only seven of Yahoo Sports’ Top 50 free agents have signed and only one of the Top 14 (Hiroki Kuroda, who re-upped with the New York Yankees) has a new deal. In other words, it looks like the winter meetings again will be a high-priced dog and pony show. I asked one...

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