Mora may drop his NTC!!!!!!!!! in Orioles Talk Posted November 8, 2007 As much as these comments irk me, I'm not going to turn on Mora. He did do whatever the team wanted him to do for 4-5 years. He was one of the most underpaid players in the league. He did get involved and help solve the Tejada problem two years ago. He is active in the community. He was the only Oriole to show up at Elrod Hendricks' funeral. He did ask for a no trade clause because he really likes it in Baltimore. There are many positives in his history with the Orioles. And by the way, he was not grossly overpaid last year. Two more years like that one at $8 mm a year I would gladly live with. The bigger problem is that he is likely to decline from here. None of that excuses Melvin's remarks, or his failure to recognize that he has his own shortcomings. I'm glad he's willing to consider waiving his NTC because that is in the team's long term interests. But I'm not going to declare him a bum.