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  1. The lighthearted answer is how could you tell. But the integrity of the game and the playoff positions at stake require an honest effort such as it would be... See above.
  2. I believe all of the above is correct, except for the caveat which I alluded to but didn't get into, that at the current tax rates a sale would be better now. And at the current rates, a sale would clearly be better at after the death of Peter Angelos. While no changes have been made to the tax code, the proposals for doing away with step up in basis, a doubling of capital gains taxes, and the increase of death or estate taxes, could wreck the astute planning of many wealthy people. And while my post was meant to highlight the pipe dream of all Orioles fans that one day there might be g
  3. I think the state of the stadium would impact valuation in a sale. I am certain that upgrades are not going to transfer dollar for dollar to the bottom line value, but in general, valuation would be impacted by the stadium being rundown. The question is whether potential increase is worth the net value after tax. If the tax rates are pushed higher, I think a sale will come quicker. Either way, this winter would be a wonderful time to sell. At current tax rates, while hyping the potential value of players on the way and leaving a nearly blank slate for payroll. (Davis' remainder notwit
  4. I think that underscores that the management has been relatively good in the sense that they have managed work loads. The problem is that too few of the pitchers have pitched well.
  5. The one thing I think everyone agrees on is that there needs to be investment in the ML roster and I too like the idea of not wasting time as our young talent begins arriving. It is difficult to understate how much better this team would look with even average pitching. Even before Adley and Grayson arrive. I do not think it would be wise to trade our depth for someone like Price for one year. that. I just don’t think trading even long shots with 6 years of value are worth one year of Price. Regardless of how much salary is paid by someone else. I think someone
  6. The contrarian view might be that the Orioles were in fact stealing or picking up and signaling the pitches and got caught. I don’t think this is the case. I don’t. But IF there was a team that that would try to cheat, do it badly and get caught…..I mean come on.
  7. I don't like the idea of trading Mullins. But, both of these trades would be hard to say no to from this end... I think this price might be too rich...but I could see someone really overpaying at next years trade deadline if Mullins is still holding where he has in 2021. Welcome aboard.
  8. Classy move Twisted Logic. Thanks and good luck to the Blue Jays the rest of the way.
  9. This is not true... This is Hollywood rewrite. These are just some of the facts: Lew Ford personally caused Raffygate, gave Tejada the "B-12" needles, stepped on a chalk foul line the day in 2007 when Dave Trembley was given the the full time job while the Orioles were leading 3-0. And he personally convinced Peter Angelos to circle back to Chris Davis AND also convinced Buck Showalter to "save" Britton until the O's had the lead in '16. Britton finished the year with 47 Saves, got traded in 17 and in 18 the Orioles won 47 games....All because of Lew Ford. Some say he in
  10. The O's were not fleeced. It still seems to me that both Buck and Dan were ready to move on and ownership made a decision to keep him. HWSNBN (He who shall not be named) may or may not have cheated to get his contract. Whether he did or did not, if the O's were not aware of it that is on them. Once HWSNBN signed and sucked, he clearly quit working and was uncomfortable being challenged to change. It also appears that HWSNBN was convinced (Self delusion or perhaps an certain agent) that it was his duty to take the money. HWSNBN gave at least 2% of his contract to charity.
  11. Wonderful words Tony. He hung on for the ride and made it better for all of us.
  12. I would think...and not trying in any way to add politics, but if the current tax plans of the Biden Administration are enacted it would double capital gains, increase corporate taxes, do away with step up in basis and increase the estate tax. If all of those things happen, I would think a sale would be inevitable.
  13. Bottom line...I hate it for him. I am sure he does not try to keep being hurt. But I don't think anyone in Baltimore is "counting" on Harvey at this point.
  14. Apologize for not reading thread all the way through yet.... I don't really disagree with any of this. Tony its pretty spot on. But I will say this....after the 14 years, when Delmon Young hit that double....I'm not gonna lie, I didn't care about the 14 years. Just wanted that moment to grow and last. Will do the same if and when.....
  15. They probably know about all of the Bobby Dickerson videos on YouTube. I agree, it is awful if they DFA'd him before he got to 400 at bats. But Im pretty sure the MLPA won't let the Orioles take money back for the 377 at bats he did get.
  16. Both of these statements can be correct...I think they are. It does seem that the Orioles were allowing Mancini to be shopped, but rumors say they want a high price. If they do not intend to extend him, the price will drop enough to move him. It would be easy to over value Trey. IMHO
  17. As much as I feel Hyde has not been given a fair roster to compete with, I do think retention should not be assumed. Fair or not.
  18. That is really funny and now it's pretty clear you are just looking to push. YOU asked a question based on the Orioles being successful. Not me. I also noted its a trick question because in Sports Guy world the rebuild is over already. Which I acknowledged in my previous answer...IF we have to accept that then no the rebuild would not be the reason. The better question is Why not? The answer to that is that...the rebuild isn't over.
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