ofahn wrote: If Jones and Davis make the adjustments to take the holes out of their swings they could both be All Stars, but, again, there's no guarantee they will.
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Do you want the O's to go out and spend $$$ on these players?
Matt P wrote:Do you really think that they can just magically fix their inabilities to lay off the breaking ball in the dirt?
Matt P wrote:Also, Jones has already been an All Star twice.
Seafordeagles wrote:YES, Josh Hamilton would have made a HUGE difference in the Orioles lineup.
YES, that insanely STUPID contract that the Angels gave him could have WRECKED this franchise. LA wasn't even smart enough to include any clauses about his substance abuse. I don't wish failure on any human being, but I won't cry if this contract becomes a BIG HONKING PILE OF DUNG.
Seafordeagles wrote:So you think Hamilton wouldn't make a huge difference in the lineup?
that insanely STUPID contract that the Angels gave him could have WRECKED this franchise.
YES, I want the Orioles to SPEND money. YES, Josh Hamilton would have made a HUGE difference in the Orioles lineup. YES, the Orioles make tons of money and are ABLE to spend so much more then they are now. YES, the Orioles made money in 1996 and 1997 when the had one of the highest payrolls in baseball.
NO, they won't jump their payroll to be a consistently competitive team.
thezeroes wrote:So to answer the question proposed by the thread title the only move I see that needs to be made is the signing of Joe Saunders to an incentive laden one year deal with a mutual option for 2014 based on incentives gained. A $4.5 million Base with incentives for games started that could raise it to $6.5 Million and what ever the final salary for 2013 would be the salary for 2014. (Brings a whole new meaning to playing for next years contract)
birdwatcher55 wrote:By signing Hamilton, they would have elevated their lineup to a new level. Angelos just won't spend money and has no desire to hit the $100m mark payroll wise. With the obscene amounts of money he makes off MASN, it makes no sense to me. If I'm Dan Duquette, I'm totally frustrated by this situation
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