birdwatcher55 wrote:We need to sign him to a LONG term contract as the new face of our franchise.
How many different times or ways do you need to be reminded that a long term contract is a BILATERAL
decision? I'd like to see him become the next Brooks, Cal, or Palmer and be an Orioles for life; but HE has to want that too. He'll be a an All Star - and maybe MVP - SS who will be a "free" agent at 26. You can't count high enough to figure out how much the Yankees, Red Sox, or Dodgers would be willing to pay him. Do you REALLY think he hasn't figured that out yet?