The Orioles could be buyers next month for the first time in a very long time, according to general manager Dan Duquette. "We are in contention, so we are going to do whatever we can to make the playoffs," he told reporters. Duquette feels the organization has players in the minors that can assist in a playoff push, but that doesn't mean he won't explore all avenues. "We're in contention, and we need to look at all our options to help our team," he said. "We have some pretty good options in our minor league system to bolster the team that we have here." The Orioles entered Sunday's action more than a game behind the Yankees for second place in the American League East.