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The Orioles have a few of their own players who could be testing free agency this year. While a few of those players should be re-signed before they reach that stage, others should be allowed to test the free-agent waters.
Nate McLouth, OF
Although his production diminished as the season wore on, Nate McLouth still fits in well with the Orioles. He brings speed to a slow team, makes for a solid left fielder/fourth outfielder and remains a fan favorite.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP
K-Rod hasn't been exceptional in his time in Baltimore. However, he is still a good relief pitcher who the O's would be happy to have next season. Unless he demands an absurd amount of money, the Birds should try to keep the four-time All-Star.
Scott Feldman, SP
After a rocky start to his career with the Orioles, Scott Feldman has been one of the better starters over the last couple of months for the O's. As with K-Rod, if the price is reasonable, the O's should keep Feldman around.
Alexi Casilla, 2B
The Orioles have a $3 million team option on the utility infielder for next season. While that seems slightly expensive for a backup infielder, Casilla provides a good glove and could start a decent quantity of games next season if he returns.
Brian Roberts, 2B
B-Rob played more games this year (73) than he did in any of the previous three seasons. Still, 73 isn't necessarily a lot. The 35-year-old has come up with a few key hits and has driven in 38 RBI this year in limited time, but he's only hitting .242 and it's time for the Orioles to move on to younger options—such as Jonathan Schoop—at second base.
Jason Hammel, SP
After a good 2012, Hammel was declared the Orioles' "ace" for the 2013 season. Sadly, injuries, inconsistency and the home run ball ruined any chance of a repeat performance from Hammel. While the O's could give him one more shot, it wouldn't be shocking at all if they let Hammel walk.
Michael Morse, OF/DH
Morse has been extremely disappointing since the Orioles acquired him back in August. He's 3-29 with three singles in his time with the O's. While that's not bad for a pitcher, it's pretty awful for a so-called power hitter.