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Schmuck: Trey Mancini wants to be an Oriole for life, but knows he might not even be one for rest of season

Schmuck: Trey Mancini wants to be an Oriole for life, but knows he might not even be one for rest of season

The question was purely hypothetical and about two months premature, but Trey Mancini did not hesitate.

Given the choice between joining one of the odds-on playoff teams later in the season or sticking out a multi-year rebuilding project that could feature several more losing seasons, he said this weekend that it wouldn’t even be a tough decision.

“I want to be here,’’ he said, even before the question had fully landed.

Of course, Mancini won’t have a say in his future with the team unless the O’s offer him a long-term contract that locks him up through his arbitration years and some of his free agent eligibility, something that doesn’t seem likely at a time when new...

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