Rising O's wrote:A lot of bad money was spent by him the last two years. Gonzalez 6, Lee 8+, Gregg 5, Atkins 5, Guerrero 8.
Rising O's wrote:Well as I said, if he ends up costing 70-80 million the Orioles should be in on the bidding and should have a legitimate chance of winning. Its the only market where Angelo's money is good and can bring in a young international pitcher who can add some legitimacy to this moribund franchise.
If signing one free agent for 14-16 million a year prevents the Orioles from drafting and signing the best rule 4 players, and being active on the international market, then I say again, what is the point in rooting for this organization?
We need pitching, Darvish looks good and his style is a good fit for Camden Yards. I know no one wants to repeat the free agent failings of the past 4 years under MacPhail. A lot of bad money was spent by him the last two years. Gonzalez 6, Lee 8+, Gregg 5, Atkins 5, Guerrero 8. Here is the opportunity to use that money on a young pitcher instead of wasting it on these old, or marginal players. You can pay 45% of such a deal by just getting rid of/not signing a Luke Scott type.
With Epstein going to Chicago that is another team that will likely bid Darvish up.
Zach wrote:I think that instead of signing a risk like Durvish, the Orioles should go after Oswalt. He knows what it takes to win and is still a bulldog on the mound. The Phillies declined his option making him a free agent. This would be an ideal fit for the Orioles. It is not a filler like Kevin Millwood who is solely there for innings, but instead has a legitimate shot of competing. He is a short term fix, unlike Durvish, which means that he would not block the way for some of the younger pitchers we have (bundy brothers, possibly Klein?, etc...). He could also mentor the pitchers that we have (i.e. Kevin Gregg effect without the headaches of Kevin Gregg pitching).
A_K wrote:spreading it around to a few dozen 18 year old prospects
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