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What to watch as Orioles head to first winter meetings led by GM Mike Elias

What to watch as Orioles head to first winter meetings led by GM Mike Elias

With a new Orioles regime under executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias bringing their traveling hiring show to baseball's winter meetings beginning Monday in Las Vegas, it's fair to assume their agenda might look like it did in years past. Expect a lot of productive talks with a lot of people, and a Rule 5 draft pick to show for it on their flight home from Baltimore come Thursday.

The talks, of course, will be different. Last year, the Orioles' attempt to trade star infielder Manny Machado was the dominant story of the meetings, and didn't result in a move at the time. Previously, their pursuit of free agents and attempts at re-signing Chris Davis in 2015 and...

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