Dan Duquette: Orioles won't pursue Jose Bautista because he is a 'villain in Baltimore'

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Ian Desmond was mentioned as a right field possibility for the Orioles, but really wasn't

Ian Desmond was mentioned as a right field possibility for the Orioles, but really wasn't

The Orioles have made no secret of their desire to acquire a solid all-around corner outfielder, so their name came up often during the time that versatile former Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers star Ian Desmond was on the market.

That was never likely to happen.

Desmond reportedly has agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, which is all you need to know about why the Orioles were never really a player for him.

Though it's not totally out of the question that the Orioles could spend some real money on a quality free agent if they aren't going to bring back Mark Trumbo or Matt Wieters, baseball operations chief Dan Duquette seems...

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