All signs point to major improvements in Orioles Talk Posted September 26, 2006 I also hate that they'll probably spend 3/27 on a guy like Lilly (because that's under the magic number that came from nowhere) when they could just keep Lopez and Benson for less money and fewer years. As I and others have said, I'd rather sign NO pitching than get anyone other than Schmidt. I tend to agree with you, unless we pull off a trade that sends Cabrera or one of the other pitchers elsewhere for a major bat like Tex. In that case, getting a solid no. 3 type makes some sense.