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MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko did a piece on Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and discussed the payroll flexibility he was granted. Here is the quote:

In 2011, the Nationals had an opening day payroll of $68.3 million, according to Cot's Contracts. In 2012, that jumped to $92.5 million. Last season, the Nats' payroll again took a huge leap, and topped $118.2 million.

Think about that for a second. In two calendar years, the Nats saw their payroll increase by nearly $50 million. As the Lerner family has invested more money in the on-field product, the on-field product has gotten better.

The bolder is my favorite part.

Buck implies all the time that he and Dan are backed by ownership, and uses Roberts, Markakis, Jones, and Wieters signing bonus as examples. I want to see us spend on an impact FA to help us get over the hump. It is time.

With our front office, imagine if we had the support in ownership that the Nationals are blessed with...

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With our front office, imagine if we had the support in ownership that the Nationals are blessed with...

Awww. I was with you until you went here.

Why do you think they are trying to claw back what was bargained away to get their franchise. They want you and I to pay for their success. Just like their roof bid.

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MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko did a piece on Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and discussed the payroll flexibility he was granted. Here is the quote:

The bolder is my favorite part.

Buck implies all the time that he and Dan are backed by ownership, and uses Roberts, Markakis, Jones, and Wieters signing bonus as examples. I want to see us spend on an impact FA to help us get over the hump. It is time.

With our front office, imagine if we had the support in ownership that the Nationals are blessed with...

Roch and Steve M. are probably spitting in Dan Kolko's coffee as they prepare to write another cheerleading piece on the incredible minor league stats of the next scrap heap signing DD is forced to make because Angelos' sons demanded another raise in their allowances, which of course means - no impact signings again.

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Anyone have a link that quotes Angelos saying something like "when we are close we will spend?" I can't find it. We need to find that link, make a thread with the quote in the title, and make it 50 pages long.

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Anyone have a link that quotes Angelos saying something like "when we are close we will spend?" I can't find it. We need to find that link, make a thread with the quote in the title, and make it 50 pages long.

TonySoprano has posted the quote from Angelos about when we get an RSN, we'll be able to compete with the "big boys", but I don't recall any "when we're close" quotes.

Of course, he was not truthful about the RSN comment, so I don't know if I'd believe him about any "when we're close" quotes.

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Awww. I was with you until you went here.

Why do you think they are trying to claw back what was bargained away to get their franchise. They want you and I to pay for their success. Just like their roof bid.

I imagine they have a ceiling somewhere around 100M, and after that they have to go to PA on a case by case basis.

So, the Orioles have a 100M ceiling, but the Nationals want a 300M roof? :D

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Anyone have a link that quotes Angelos saying something like "when we are close we will spend?" I can't find it. We need to find that link, make a thread with the quote in the title, and make it 50 pages long.

"Our goal is to win. We'll do whatever we need to do."

Despite a $55 million payroll that puts the organization in a position of paying a luxury tax on every contract it assumes, Angelos said he won't be cowed by a price tag.

"The goal is to create something year after year like we had in the '60s and '70s. I'd like this to be a start toward that level, even higher hopefully.

We've had a Yankees dynasty. Let's have an Orioles dynasty. What's wrong with that? We've got the fan support. We've got a great local ownership group that's fully supportive of what we're trying to do. We've got the facility. It suggests something that could be very exciting."

PA June 1997

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1997-06-17/sports/1997168039_1_owner-peter-angelos-orioles-dynasty

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"Our goal is to win. We'll do whatever we need to do."

Despite a $55 million payroll that puts the organization in a position of paying a luxury tax on every contract it assumes, Angelos said he won't be cowed by a price tag.

"The goal is to create something year after year like we had in the '60s and '70s. I'd like this to be a start toward that level, even higher hopefully.

We've had a Yankees dynasty. Let's have an Orioles dynasty. What's wrong with that? We've got the fan support. We've got a great local ownership group that's fully supportive of what we're trying to do. We've got the facility. It suggests something that could be very exciting."

PA June 1997

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1997-06-17/sports/1997168039_1_owner-peter-angelos-orioles-dynasty

It was that long ago? I thought it was more recent. He probably doesn't even remember saying it.

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TonySoprano has posted the quote from Angelos about when we get an RSN, we'll be able to compete with the "big boys", but I don't recall any "when we're close" quotes.

Of course, he was not truthful about the RSN comment, so I don't know if I'd believe him about any "when we're close" quotes.

I've never seen a direct quote from Angelos about "when we're close" but several weeks ago, someone here posted an article that inferred that was the plan. Not the same, but if someone can find that, great.

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So, the Orioles have a 100M ceiling, but the Nationals want a 300M roof? :D

I suspect it is a 150 million dollar roof. And 150 million dollars to Lerner related companies.

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I suspect it is a 150 million dollar roof. And 150 million dollars to Lerner related companies.

Well, there is overhead. Sky's the limit. Things are looking up. That should about cover it.

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I've never seen a direct quote from Angelos about "when we're close" but several weeks ago, someone here posted an article that inferred that was the plan. Not the same, but if someone can find that, great.

I could have sworn he said something like that during the MacPhail years. I will be conducting a search to locate this. I remember reading about it here.

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