Chris Tillman spent the past three days reduced to the role of spectator, watching the Orioles’ spring training workout from the complex’s weight room, waiting for his reunion with the team to become official. It became official Wednesday.
While Boston and Philly were hardly in direct competition in politics or finance, both played vital roles in the founding and defining of America. Nowadays when one links Boston and Philly it usually has something to do with professional sports. Super Bowl LII is only the most current instance.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Thursday on the team's offseason radio show that they'll remake the rotation to contend, not rebuild, in 2018, and addressed the futures of Manny Machado, Zach Britton, and Jonathan Schoop with the ballclub.
As baseball is swept up in the Shohei Otani sweepstakes, there are less expensive players in Japan and South Korea who could be fits for the Orioles, including Miles Mikolas, Ah-seop Son and Yang Hyeon-jong.
Depending on whether the Orioles decide to crack open their coffers for big-name starting pitchers in free agency, shop in the middle of the market, or wait it out until January, there are plenty of ways they can rebuild their rotation this offseason.