Earlier this month, I wrote a Bleacher Report article that pointed to the flexibility the Baltimore Orioles have flying into the 2013 major league season.
Since publication, rejuvenated 31-year-old outfielder Nate McLouth signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Baltimore (per the Baltimore Sun). This occurred during a relatively quiet outing for Orioles brass during the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville Tennessee.
But is this silence by design? Are the Orioles stacking cash to make a bigger splash in 2014?
While it is true Baltimore has question marks heading into the 2013 season, it is also true the Orioles have the potential to post an impressive ball club come Opening Day.
Should the Orioles stay healthy, and their hurlers continue to build upon success achieved in 2012, this team has the makings of something special.
That is not to say the Orioles are not plotting for something greater. A repeat or better performance by the Orioles in 2013 will make this team a very attractive option for these five, big time 2014 MLB free agents.