Chris Davis

Braves begin free agency with a flurry and are a reminder of what the Orioles hope to become

Braves begin free agency with a flurry and are a reminder of what the Orioles hope to become

A flurry of signings by the Atlanta Braves in the form of catcher Brian McCann and third baseman Josh Donaldson signaled the beginning of free agency's major moves this year, but show why the Orioles might not be major players in it.

For a team coming off a 115-loss season that saw them significantly cut payroll at the end of the season, even at the expense of building for the future with better minor league pieces, significant free agency outlays are going to be beyond the Orioles' grasp this winter.

They might try and find inexpensive help up the middle in the infield, and could add veteran pitching on the cheap too, but the goal is to ultimately get to a position to spend...

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