- As the Orioles continue to wait for prices to drop, other teams such as the Texas Rangers have filled out their rotations for fair prices already this offseason.
- With six weeks left to fill out their starting rotation, the Orioles find a free-agent market that has only changed in ways that makes things worse for them.
- The Orioles have made some of their most signficant free agent signings after January 1, but they won't be the only ones with business to be done once the calendar turns.
- The Orioles arrive at the holidays in a familiar place - needing to adding starting pitching and fill most of their offseason needs - but the Manny Machado trade saga and Zach Britton's injury make it so they got to this point in tumultuous fashion.
- Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the team "has some other priorities" as baseball's holiday solstice is set to arrive without a trade of star infielder Manny Machado.
- Dan Duquette said the Orioles' past blueprint for rebuilding a rotation won't be as easy to replicate this offseason.
- 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.