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Orioles look to muscle up

The Orioles could have as much as $40 million to spend this offseason, which puts them in the running for some big names.

Originally Published: November 13, 2003
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The 2002 Orioles led the American League in singles, which would be fine if this were 1973, but this era is dominated by home runs, and they're short on power. There is, however, good news in Baltimore. The Orioles aren't carrying only singles this winter, they've got a roll of big bills and, unlike most major-league teams, they're in a position to spend.

Finally, the Orioles have funds to deal with now that they're done with the contracts of, among others, Albert Belle, Scott Erickson, ...

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