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Dealing with trade innuendo part of the job for Orioles manager Buck Showalter at this time of the year

Dealing with trade innuendo part of the job for Orioles manager Buck Showalter at this time of the year

Buck Showalter knows some of his players’ names will be mentioned as possible trade chips over the next few days as the nonwaiver trade deadline looms, and the Orioles manager realizes that part of his job this time of the year can been sustaining calm inside a clubhouse that can become consumed with rumors. “It can be, depending on who it is,” Showalter said. “Good players’ names are mentioned. … I’m sure that Babe Ruth’s name [was mentioned], he got traded. Everything’s mentioned though. It’s that time of the year. Everybody in the right deal is available, including you. I don’t know, but experience tells you that so many...

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