Seafordeagles wrote:Can you answer any of the questions I asked you?
Do you know the number that is unsustainable for the Baltimore Orioles?
For Fiscal Year 2014, Dan Duquette stated the payroll could go to $100 Million. If you add in a 5% increase per year IF attendance continues upward then you would have :
2015 - $105 Million
2016 - $110 Million
2017 _ $115.500 Million
Do you know how much money they make?
This is none of my or your business as they are not a Public Owned entity.
Are the Orioles making a profit? If yes, how much?
Do you know if they are losing money? If yes, how much?
Are you suggesting to not sign free agents?
Already answered this question.
Do you want Baltimore in the playoffs every year?
This is not a realistic endeavor if you are honest with yourself. I would like to see them to be competitive.
Do you think the Orioles are close and can 2 players make a difference (this is what you quoted me on)?
Close is a perception of all fans. I think they are competitive and need a lot to go their way to win the division. With the roster management the Orioles have had under Buck Showalter and with the addition of the frugal Dan Duquette, I do not believe for an instant that the roster the team starts with will be the roster they end up with at game 162. This movement and evaluation is what will make them a contender year after year. By signing a roster full of players that have no options will cause the Orioles to either be good, bad or mediocre given how the talent plays. With all spots guaranteed from the start of the season you end up with having to eat contracts to move players around with injuries and such. I see that type of roster as a Death Knell to any organization.