Kevin Gausman

Duquette: Despite 14-game drop-off this season, Orioles will reload, not rebuild, in 2018

Duquette: Despite 14-game drop-off this season, Orioles will reload, not rebuild, in 2018

As the Orioles concluded their first losing season in six years Sunday at Tropicana Field, completing a 14-game regression from last year’s playoff team, executive vice president Dan Duquette made it clear that he’s not a fan of hearing any discussion about the Orioles going into rebuilding mode in 2018.

“I don’t know who rebuilds in the American League East,” Duquette said, speaking to the team’s traveling beat corps before Sunday’s season finale. “In the American League East you reload, OK? And then you try to have as good a team as you can the next season as you did the past season. Everybody has a certain level of talent and our talent base here is still pretty good.”

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