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AL East free agency primer: How will the Orioles' rivals operate this offseason?

AL East free agency primer: How will the Orioles' rivals operate this offseason?

A quick peek at the landscape of the American League East, one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, indicates that it might be a quiet offseason for the Orioles’ peers during free agency.

Depending on how you view competitive balance, that could be a good thing or a bad thing.

The Orioles, as we’ve established, are hoping to upgrade their outfield, especially defensively, and possibly add a catcher to mitigate the loss of All-Star Matt Wieters. But with the pitching staff set for 2017, those two additions could be accomplished without a major move for the Orioles.

As for the rest of the division, here’s a rundown of what they are...

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