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Schmuck: The O's are keeping a power-packed lineup, but it might not be enough

Schmuck: The O's are keeping a power-packed lineup, but it might not be enough

Clearly, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette knows how to play the market when it comes to free-agent power hitters.

He just re-signed 2016 major league home run champion Mark Trumbo to a very agreeable three-year deal and has largely reconstituted last year's power-laden lineup, but that is far from a guarantee that the O's will be good enough to return to the playoffs this season.

Duquette has essentially maintained the status quo after last year's wild-card run, but a pretty strong case can be made that the Orioles were very fortunate to deliver the goods with a starting rotation that ranked 24th in the majors in ERA and led the American League in walks (3.41) per...

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