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Schmuck: If Orioles' recent history is our guide, winter meetings will be a snoozefest

Schmuck: If Orioles' recent history is our guide, winter meetings will be a snoozefest

Baseball’s winter meetings begin Sunday and — if history is our guide — Orioles fans should not expect much.

Baseball operations chief Dan Duquette proved early in his tenure in Baltimore that he is not an early bird when it comes to upgrading the Orioles during the offseason. Here’s a quick flashback if you have blocked out the memory of his first trip to the meetings in 2011.

Duquette was still “getting the band back together” when he arrived in Dallas on a mission to end the Orioles’ 14-year losing streak, but he seemed optimistic that he would complete a couple of significant deals before leaving town. In fact, that was basically the story all week, the title of which...