osforlife wrote:"Though it remains to be seen if he'll stay at short." Like I said, will he be able to stick at short?
So what's wrong with 2nd base?
Seafordeagles wrote:So what's wrong with 2nd base?
Moving too many prospects in a trade is "the quickest way to head in the wrong direction," Pirates GM Neal Huntington opined.
So what's wrong with 2nd base?
Rising O's wrote:What is going on with A Roid and Pujols will force a lowering of the market. Not to mention Teixeira and Fielder.
osforlife wrote:The contracts of Jason Hammel, Scott Feldman, Francisco Rodriguez, Alexi Casilla, Wilson Betemit, Brian Roberts, Nate McLouth, and Tsuyoshi Wada will expire a the end of the season. Although that is a lot of money, many Orioles will also be getting raises including Adam Jones, Jim Johnson, Matt Wieters, Wei Yen Chen, CHRIS DAVIS, Bud Norris, Darren O'Day, Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz, Troy Patton, Steve Pearce, and Taylor Teagarden(non-tender). But more importantly, this team will be left with many holes to fill. There will be questions as to who will DH, play left field, fill the fifth spot in the rotation, play second base, even fill out the bullpen. The Orioles will have to go out of the organization to plug practically every one of these. Then, we'll have to do the same thing the next year, and the next year, and the next year until we have a solid farm system that develops players.
ofahn wrote:JJ Hardy and Jim Johnson are expendable. That doesn't mean they're not good players, it means they can be replaced by others within our organization. If Jim Johnson can get us Castellanos from the Tigers and Hardy can get us Kolten Wong from the Cards then we can continue to improve on the fly.
ofahn wrote:I wish that were true; however, IMO the increasing revenues of local TV contracts will have more influence on player contracts than common sense or history.
Teams NEVER learn and it only takes ONE moronic owner to set a new standard for stupid money. It's been about twenty years since Kevin Brown signed a seven year 105M deal that turned into a train wreck; not to mention Mike Hampton's disaster. Did that stop the Giant's from giving Barry Zito seven years? Nope. Boston gave Dice K a six year contract straight out of Japan. Train wreck.
OK, you say "but they were pitchers". Miguel Tejada and Vladimir Guerrero signed SIX year contracts and neither of them ended well. Ken Griffey Jr's nine year contract was considered a "bargain", but it was really a train wreck. Carl Crawford's contract turned into a POS almost immediately after the ink dried.
None of this is hidden away by a sealed court order, it's all public record yet teams - and their ego maniacal owners - manage to make THE VERY SAME IDIOTIC MISTAKES over and over again. Unless Chris Davis is a COMPLETE idiot - and he sure doesn't give that impression - he knows there's an owner out there that is just dying to throw stupid money at him.
Rising O's wrote:Not a pressing issue since Hardy is not a free agent until 2015. One would hope Schoop would be ready to play 3rd by then. If the Orioles would/could settle on a position for him.
osforlife wrote:I doubt Pete Kozma is in the Cardinals' plans next year. He is a younger Brendan Ryan who isn't as good with the glove. Daniel Descalso has hit well for a middle infielder, the Red Birds might want to try him at short.
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