2. Will the Orioles go into Nashville willing to spend the money to sign a big-ticket free agent?

Not with the way the free-agent market is now.<br>
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The Orioles have watched as other teams spent frivolously, remaining content they haven’t lost out on much.<br>
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Despite the early rumors about <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010089" title="Josh Hamilton" href="/topic/sports/baseball/josh-hamilton-PESPT000010089.topic">Josh Hamilton</a>, pictured, the Orioles remain uncomfortable with the years and money Hamilton commands, not to mention the inherent risk that comes from committing to a player who has had drug and alcohol addiction problems in the past.<br>
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If anything, the Orioles still see re-signing outfielder <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010245" title="Nate McLouth" href="/topic/sports/baseball/nate-mclouth-PESPT000010245.topic">Nate McLouth</a>, who was the team’s best player in the postseason, as a priority.<br>
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The longer he remains on the market, however, the more likely he will get a sizable deal elsewhere.<br>
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The club is also eyeing its options to add another starting pitcher, but not for more than a one-year deal.

( McClatchy-Tribune / October 5, 2012 )

Not with the way the free-agent market is now.

The Orioles have watched as other teams spent frivolously, remaining content they haven’t lost out on much.

Despite the early rumors about Josh Hamilton, pictured, the Orioles remain uncomfortable with the years and money Hamilton commands, not to mention the inherent risk that comes from committing to a player who has had drug and alcohol addiction problems in the past.

If anything, the Orioles still see re-signing outfielder Nate McLouth, who was the team’s best player in the postseason, as a priority.

The longer he remains on the market, however, the more likely he will get a sizable deal elsewhere.

The club is also eyeing its options to add another starting pitcher, but not for more than a one-year deal.

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