Max Scherzer

Schmuck: It's highly questionable whether the Orioles are capable of having a happy new year

Schmuck: It's highly questionable whether the Orioles are capable of having a happy new year

While the Orioles were passing out presents to more than 100 school kids Tuesday during their annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party, baseball operations chief Dan Duquette and his staff were in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., trying to figure out a way to make the new year bright.

It’s starting to seem like an impossible task.

The New York Yankees shocked the baseball world — and shook the American League East — with the acquisition of major league home run king Giancarlo Stanton, which could end up affecting the Orioles in one of two ways.

It could create a heightened sense of urgency going forward and perhaps force the Orioles to rethink their...

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