Zach wrote:The Orioles are one of 9 teams that don't have any contract obligations going into 2015. This means that we should have a lot of flexibility for the free agent market in the upcoming years. Hopefully this means that the front office will have more leeway to make the moves they feel are necessary. At this point we should have the next class of prospects coming up and will have the flexibility to sign who they feel is necessary. http://mobile.newsday.com/inf/infomo;JS ... nopaging=1
Zach wrote:I didn't mean to put all the emphasis on the free agent market. I was more trying to emphasize the upcoming flexibility of the front office to make the moves that they see fit. I would love to see the retention of Weiters and whichever young pitchers works out. It is also why I brought up the next class of prospects. Our system has some talent that could come to fruition by 2015 (Avery, Hoes, Bundys, Machado, Shoop) and locking some of these players up would be a good idea. I think what this shows is the hesitancy to give out a long term contract since the disaster of Albert Belle. Even Roberts contract did not reach that level. The question becomes whether we would be willing to giving our key players contracts like that (a la Weiters) or will let them get away.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:Wieters is a franchise type player
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