Orioles enjoying a good ol' time

With their signing of Miguel Tejada, the Orioles emerged from the winter meetings on an unfamiliar high.

Originally Published: December 16, 2003
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

Twenty-nine teams showed up in New Orleans -- Brian Cashman and Co. remain on double-secret probation -- but not everyone left for home with the same prize packages.

In that regard, the winter meetings are no different than the regular season -- expectations (and budgets) aren't the same for everyone. Where some small-market teams were content to make cost-conscious improvements, others were fixated on acquiring -- or in some cases, dumping -- big-name players.

The fallout isn't final, ...

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