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09-22-2006 04:47 PM #286Plus member since 11/06 All-Star
Originally Posted by Boca Bird
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09-22-2006 04:56 PM #287
My biggest problem with Angelos is this, and I doubt a letter will change him:
To be a good owner, one prerequisite is that you hire good baseball people who work within your financial constraints. In other words, if they work out a trade or want to make an offer, they shouldn't have to get your ok if the deal works within the stated budget. Let's say the 2007 budget is a $90 million payroll: If (1) Flanagan/Duquette can get Zito (just throwing his name out there) for $12 million per, (2) they think it's a good baseball decision and (3) it works within the set budget, the Angelos ok should at most be a prompt rubber stamp.
I can appreciate Angelos saying Roy Oswalt isn't worth $15 million a year, but he's wrong in the context of the modern market. Angelos says, "Well, he only plays 1 of 5 games." Sure, but Oswalt has a major impact on that one game, moreso than a regular position player. If your team is an otherwise .500 team but its top pitcher wins every time out, you suddenly improve to a .600 team. Anyone with an inkling of baseball knowledge knows that you need some proven stud pitchers if you're going to win. You cannot expect to assemble a bargain-baseball starting staff of five that will beat the Yankees and Red Sox. Ain't gonna happen, Pete.
Leave your baseball decisions to your baseball men. That means ALL baseball decisions.
Also, I don't think the letter should reference side issues like Baltimore on the jerseys, cheering at the stadium, stupid manufactured crowd noise sounds or Jon Miller. The letter should reference winning, and Orioles' fans desire to win. Winning solves all the problems, but we can't win if the good baseball people (Davey Johnson, Pat Gillick) are run off and their replacements aren't allowed to perform their jobs to the fullest.
09-22-2006 04:58 PM #288Originally Posted by TonySoprano
I would think he's like anyone else who wants to be loved and respected. Yesterday was a huge ego lick to him, so what we're getting right now is anger and defiance.
09-22-2006 05:16 PM #289Originally Posted by Ravenbird
And this is maybe the worst post of the year. Sounds like you and Belky are saying that if PA doesn't spend money this offseason, that it's the fault of the protest. That is so out of touch.
09-22-2006 05:19 PM #290Plus Member since 10/09
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I think they're just saying it would be typical PA to be so reactionary and stubborn...not dogging the protest itself.
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09-22-2006 05:22 PM #291Originally Posted by ejf1025
Maybe Belky but Ravenbird was against the protest, and I'd guess that I'm right on target as far as his motives behind that post.
09-22-2006 05:23 PM #292Originally Posted by RZNJ
09-22-2006 05:26 PM #293Plus Member since 10/09
Originally Posted by RZNJ
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09-22-2006 06:44 PM #294Originally Posted by orioles119