Is the 3 years your opinion or have the Orioles said that? The reason why I'm asking is you have repeated the same thing on numerous threads.
It was my touch of sarcasm. The member that made the original post went bat sh*t last winter that Peter Angelos' "secret" agenda was to sign Prince Fielder. Next year it could be Mary Poppins IF
she has an OPS
of over .900.
I have no doubt that PA would give DD the green light to sign Hamilton if the contract was for three years and between 70 and 80M. Beyond that, they would both have doubts; and for good reason. We don't have unlimited resources so we can't afford to be wrong on ANY contract, much less a long term big dollar one. We rolled the dice that Brian Roberts
wouldn't get old fast and came up craps on that one. Because of what may be a dead 10M next season the team is looking at a small increase in payroll from just existing contracts and arbitration raises alone. That doesn't allow for big money acquisitions.
I believe that, considering the revenues, a payroll of just north of 100M is appropriate, BUT I'm NOT PA; so I can't call up DD and give him the good news.
As I said, for a talent like Hamilton I could see Angelos be willing to take a SHORT term risk, but not a big dollar long one.