Rising O's wrote:If all it cost was money and the Orioles failed to upgrade their starting rotation, then everything DD has been saying is all just the usual smoke.
Agreed. But this time at least it was in the long term interest of the team not to bring in someone like Blanton. He certainly wasn't the pitching solution and would have been a waste of a roster spot without the addition of Headley, or someone like him.
I'm just as happy allowing the kids the chance to prove that they are, or AREN'T ML quality SPs. This team was NEVER going to be the 69 "Amazing Mets" so we're better off saving our limited prospects and building for next year and beyond.
This Winter Headley will be back on the market at a price that makes more sense, and so will some pretty good veteran SPs that will have to settle for one year contracts. If we sign a couple of those guys and tighten up the defense next year might be a whole lot different.