A_K wrote:At this point I don't understand keeping Brian Roberts around, even if they do so accepting that he's a long shot to contribute, as they did last year. Aside from being unhealthy, he's also old and unproductive. Not worth a roster spot.
birdwatcher55 wrote:I believe Ayala has another year on his contract...Also I would not be too quick to cut bait with Lew Ford
Granted, but if the FO wouldn't get rid of Gregg (a player the fans DIDN'T like) at half of Roberts' salary, what makes you think they will get rid of a player the fans (and PA) DOES like?
The worse that Roberts will cost us is a spot on the 40 Man over the winter and I don't think he'll bump any solid prospects. I don't see us going for a Rule 5 player so we should be OK there. If he's unable to make the opening day roster we can always put him back on the 60 Day DL and clear a roster space on the 40 Man.
Rising O's wrote:I would trade Wilson Betemit as I believe Chris Davis is a better overall fit.
Rising O's wrote:I nontender Andino, Flaherty, Teagarden.
Rising O's wrote:I decline Reynolds option. I think he's just too one dimensional to give 11m, and would not even offer arbitration if he's looking to get 9m. I year deal, 5-6m plus incentives. If the Orioles improve their offense at 2nd and LF I'm okay with him at 1st.
Rising O's wrote:Release Brian Roberts
Rising O's wrote:DFA Reimold, I just feel at certain points you need to move on. If he passes waivers, and he might given the spinal surgery, I try to do a minor league deal. I think if you keep playing this guessing game you put the organization behind in its ability to prepare a workable 25 man roster.
Rising O's wrote:Wada will be on the 40, then moved to the 60 day DL.
Rising O's wrote:I'd love to see the team sign Torii Hunter to play LF. McClouth as the back-up in LF/CF. I'm a little worried, not sure if Hunter is cheating to keep up with the fastball these days. But also going with another RH platoon hitter to go with McClouth works.
Rising O's wrote:Scuttoro or Keppinger at 2nd. Both are very good hitters and I believe the team needs better production at 2nd if they are going to win the AL East.
Rising O's wrote:Tommy Hunter is on the bubble, it really depends on what he can get in arbitration. He might cost too much for a middle reliever, even if he can start a couple of games.
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