Now that the Orioles finally have a new GM in place with Dan Duquette, it's time to sign some players for 2012.
It's become pretty clear from his comments that Duquette is not going to go after big name free agents like Prince Fielder and C.J. Wilson. That may make some fans angry, but he seems to believe in building from the ground up, so money will be allocated to scouting, player development and the international market.
The group that the Orioles will pursue will likely be some of the guys that wouldn't come to the top of your mind when thinking of the 2012 free agent class. Buck Showalter stated earlier that he wants to target minor league free agents to build up the pitching depth, so I think that the Orioles will pounce on some of the minor league talent available in hopes of finding the next late-bloomer or a veteran with stuff left in the tank.
Here are 10 under-the-radar free agents that the Orioles should think about this offseason.