dan72 wrote:If you think doing good business means not spending any money and not improving the team. The only money really spent was the abitration money, and that again did not improve the team.
dan72 wrote:Look at what the Royals did in terms of pitching.
dan72 wrote:Look at what the Nationals have done with Gio Gonzalez.....
dan72 wrote:Again I reference the Nationals. Did they over pay for Worth? Of coarse they did. That signing sent a message to the baseball world that the Nats were for real and that they wanted to compete.
mikezpen wrote:Given the ridiculous salaries they're pitching even mediocre pitchers, the market for Chen and Hammill w/b bursting. They're both gone when their contracts expire because the O's won't pay those kinds of salaries.
dan72 wrote:Some people would lead you to believe that we cant afford any quality pitching and the only pitchers we can get to come here are guys from the scrap heap. I say thats a load of crap. Angelos and DD have to spend money to get pitching. Its that simple. There are 8-10 teams that are out of contention, call one of them and make a trade.....
We dont have to go through all of the theoretical scenarios of who you would trade...there are only a few prospects that would not be available, otherwise everyone would be open for discussion.
Waiting for Bundy and Gausman isnt gonna cut it THIS year. This team is one good starter and maybe one good reliever away from first place......
dan72 wrote:I posted that the last time you asked for who I would be intersted in.
A_K wrote:The Orioles don't need to be game changers, and none of them would require "mortgaging the future" to acquire. There is such thing as a useful, inexpensive veteran acquisition. Teams in playoff contention should (and almost always do) make them.
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