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Orioles' offseason dominated by flyers on power bats to supplement home run production

Orioles' offseason dominated by flyers on power bats to supplement home run production

The home ballpark at the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk isn’t the easiest to hit the ball out of, but this year’s batch of Tides seems poised to try and do nothing but that.

If there’s been one guiding principle to the Orioles’ offseason plans this year, at both the major league and minor league level, it seems to be to sign guys whose forte is power.

This week’s addition of first baseman Jesus Montero, a one-time top prospect due to his power potential behind the plate, represents the latest in a string of signings, waiver claims and Rule 5 draft picks that show the team that hit the most home runs in the majors in three of the last five years will do everything...

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