Peter Schmuck and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun talked to Orioles owner Peter Angelos:
Orioles owner Peter Angelos confirmed the Orioles are planning to make a significant free-agent push when the team gets within range of contending for a playoff berth next winter or in advance of the 2011 season.
The AL East may be even more competitive in the near future. Perhaps in the 2009-10 offseason the Orioles will consider a pitcher like John Lackey or even a slugger like Matt Holliday. The 2009-10 free agent market is flush with outfielders, which is already a strength of the Orioles. The 2010-11 market may boast names such as Carlos Pena, J.J. Hardy, Roy Halladay, and Brandon Webb.