Five outside-the-box ideas to complete the 2017 Orioles

By now, whether because the same men have been running the same team and signing the same players for so long, or the core of the team has been largely the same, there's not much to dream on when it comes to these Orioles.

That's not a bad thing, necessarily. Their contention over the last half-decade is owed to a consistency that many around the game marvel at. It's just not as fun as being able to throw crazy ideas at the wall and hope they stick.

With what we can presume to be the major pieces of the 2017 Orioles ready to assemble for the first time at FanFest Saturday, here are five outside-the-box ideas that could improve the team's prospects, both now and for the future, without spending a dime.

Jon Meoli
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