During the next few weeks, the Orioles will presumably try and work out long-term extensions for Chris Davis and Matt Wieters. This is the time; it’s arbitration season.

Some players say that they don’t want to discuss contracts during the season. Adam Jones and the Orioles worked a long-term deal out in May 2012.

But, with arbitration season here, that should be a reason to explore extensions. Davis and Wieters are going to be here this year, and they’re under club control for 2015, too.

If extensions aren’t worked out in the next few weeks, contracts for this year are going to have to be agreed on—or arbitrated.

Wieters and the Orioles agreed on a $5.5 million contract last year, and he’ll probably get a contract in the $8 million range for 2014.

Davis made $3.3 million last year, and he could triple that this year.