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01-24-2011 08:45 AM #1Plus Member since 11/03 Hall of Fame
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O's have exceeded 2011 budget
First I have seen this.
They also have pretty much exceeded their 2011 budget, according to team officials, and any money they have remaining will go toward a starting pitcher.
01-24-2011 09:00 AM #2
Disappointing, if true.
Hopefully, we'd make an exception for someone like Guerrero, if he's a bargain.
01-24-2011 09:06 AM #3
If we got him at a bargain rate, you'd have to think Vlad would sell at least a few tickets. Thus maybe he'd be a wash.
01-24-2011 09:12 AM #4
This should be good...
01-24-2011 09:16 AM #5Plus Member Since 5/10 All-Star
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01-24-2011 09:28 AM #6
I think calling this ridiculous is an overreaction. Budgets can be exceeded.
01-24-2011 09:38 AM #7
01-24-2011 09:39 AM #8
"pretty much" How do you pretty much exceed a budget? Is like getting pretty much pregnant? My kids say "pretty much"
01-24-2011 09:42 AM #9
I think the O's will spend more if the games are better attended. Unfortunately, the team needs to get better for this attendance to get better, so you're caught in a catch-22 of sorts.
01-24-2011 09:43 AM #10
Kind of kills the off-season for me. The Orioles don't look like they want to spend like a competitor. What happens if they need to add salary to compete mid year?
If this is really true than Luke Scott should be traded for a pitcher. The Orioles have plenty of SG options, and they really need another pitcher.
01-24-2011 09:46 AM #11
I am not sure I believe this. I think it was simply a quote to get the reporters off the Vlad scent. Vlad only comes here if he is cheap and a media frenzy is not a way to get a guy inexpensively.
Last edited by weams; 01-24-2011 at 05:06 PM.
01-24-2011 09:53 AM #12
This actually makes me happy since Duscherer is at the top of my wish list right now.
01-24-2011 09:54 AM #13
This means we HAVE TO BE CLOSE TO BEING A WINNING TEAM!!!! The only way to win is to spend gobs of money!!!!!
01-24-2011 09:59 AM #14
I can't imagine this is completely true. If it is, we're going to be in a world of trouble in a couple years when we try to extend some of this young talent...
01-24-2011 10:02 AM #15