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Chris Davis will be expensive - but can the O's afford not to sign him?

Buck Showalter
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School of Roch: Thoughts on Chris Davis' price tag and more free agent musings
Can the Orioles afford to keep Chris Davis? I ask whether they can afford not to.

Will Orioles be aggressive in early free agency? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Twenty players were given $15.8 million qualifying offers by Friday afternoon, the most in the four-year history of the system. Three of them were Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters. There weren’t many surprises among the 17 others, but would the Orioles consider losing their first round draft choice to sign one, or perhaps two of them?

Mel Antonen: Breaking down the local free agents and who might be interested in them
The Orioles need rotation help and stability in their outfield corners. The Nationals, with new manager Dusty Baker, have to fix their bullpen and decide how their rotation will look after Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez. Here's a look at the Orioles' and Nationals' key free agents and what teams might be looking to sign them.

Steve Melewski: Bodie at Bowie: New to O's in 2015, Bodie did solid job with Baysox (plus qualifying offer notes)
They were happy to thank hitting coach Keith Bodie for his help during the season. This 59-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., native has a long and impressive resume in pro baseball, but 2015 was his first season in the Orioles organization.

Orioles not winner in bid for South Korea's Byung-ho Park - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles made a play for South Korean slugger Byung-ho Park, but they were outbid, according to an industry source.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Dwight Smith and Wally Westlake.

On this day in Orioles history...

1966 - Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles is the unanimous choice as American League MVP. He becomes the first major league player to win the award in both leagues.

1991 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles is named the American League MVP, beating out Cecil Fielder of Detroit. The Gold Glove shortstop hit .323 with 34 home runs and 114 RBI.

2011 - A court in the Dominican Republic clears Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon of all charges related to a December 31st shooting incident for which Simon was detained for two months this winter. The case is dropped after witnesses fail to appear at two scheduled hearings.

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