If any meaningful change in this Orioles offseason wouldn't alter their build-from-within plans, it would be handing out an extension or two.
I’m guessing we won’t see long term commitments to anyone, our own players or free agents, until ownership is settled. I’m hoping the situation doesn’t ruin the good thing they’ve started to build.
I would love for the Orioles to sign Adley or Gunnar to a long-term deal. Both would seem to be on the ‘less motivated’ side, though. Adley is basically set for life with his then-record signing bonus, plus the significant bonuses he made this year. Gunnar is a Boras client. Being older and a catcher, Adley will get one shot at a big payday. Signing away free agent years is going to require big dollars (which the Orioles should probably pay!). And I can’t think of a single Boras client that hasn’t gone to free agency asap.