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After fielding offers for Machado, Orioles return from winter meetings pondering huge decision

After fielding offers for Machado, Orioles return from winter meetings pondering huge decision

The Orioles left baseball’s winter meetings Thursday in a much different place from when they arrived, with several trade offers in hand for Manny Machado, but were in no rush to deal the superstar third baseman as they departed the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

The team realizes the return for Machado absolutely must position it for a promising future, that to move the club’s most talented player of this generation, it must stabilize a cloudy long-term forecast for the franchise, even though Machado would be just a one-year rental for the team acquiring him.

“We’re talking to other clubs about potential deals and we’ll follow up with them probably a couple...

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