Last season, the bullpen was one of the
The Orioles’ bullpen compiled a 3.00 ERA last season, the fifth-best mark in baseball and the third best in the
The bullpen returns five locks: closer
There's not much room to add another reliever, but Duquette is open to it.
"The bullpen was strong last year," Duquette said. "These guys are at the age where some of them should improve and a couple of them should be able to maintain and perform at the level they did this past year, but that wouldn't preclude us from adding some additional depth to our pitching staff."
The Orioles have shown interest in free-agent right-hander
Duquette has made it clear that he will continue to add to the organization's pitching depth, even though the team has appeared to dangle some of its young pitching as trade fodder this offseason.
Other items of note around Birdland:
-- Even though the week between Christmas and New Year's is usually a slow period, Duquette said he still had some discussions with free agents and spoke with a few teams about trade possibilities. Some were follow ups from discussions first made at the winter meetings.
-- Orioles manager