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Looking at 10 free agent targets that could fit for the Orioles


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9. DH Pedro Alvarez
Opening Day Age: 30
Stats: .249/.322/.504, 22 homers, 49 RBIs, 376 plate appearances

Skinny: Alvarez was an afterthought last winter, finally agreeing to a one-year deal with the Orioles in March. He seemed to be a redundant piece with his power bat, limited defense and high strikeout potential. And he really didn’t heat up until May. But Alvarez had a solid summer, and with Mark Trumbo likely leaving for a big payday, Alvarez becomes an interesting re-sign.

You can read more about that here, but if the Orioles don’t want to spend a whole lot of money and still covet power, Alvarez is intriguing. His teammates enjoyed his low-key presence and he helped carry the club temporarily with a home-run barrage in the summer.

Bottom line: Alvarez looked to be a one-and-done, but I’m not so sure now. He seemed to be comfortable in Baltimore, and the Orioles would like him back on a reasonable deal.

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