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Sorry I didn't wade through the 5 pages of posts before this one but my first impression is that the O's have apparently not learned anything from previous mistakes.

They get older, more expensive, give up another quality prospect to get another guy that people have heard of before but won't necessarily make us any better.

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Sorry I didn't wade through the 5 pages of posts before this one but my first impression is that the O's have apparently not learned anything from previous mistakes.

They get older, more expensive, give up another quality prospect to get another guy that people have heard of before but won't necessarily make us any better.

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Let me fill you in a bit. Apparently this move is the first of at least one other move we are going to make for a big bat.

The general consensus (I believe) is that this move by itself isn't really all that great, but it depends on what we do after this.

They don't want to do what you and I would like (trading off any tradeable commodity for young players) to do. They want to build a contender right now.

I'm holding out my opinion of this deal until I see what happens next!;)

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Let me fill you in a bit. Apparently this move is the first of at least one other move we are going to make for a big bat.

The general consensus (I believe) is that this move by itself isn't really all that great, but it depends on what we do after this.

They don't want to do what you and I would like (trading off any tradeable commodity for young players) to do. They want to build a contender right now.

I'm holding out my opinion of this deal until I see what happens next!;)

I don't see how a bad move sets you up to make a good move. I will wait and see, but count me as skeptical.

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I don't see how a bad move sets you up to make a good move. I will wait and see, but count me as skeptical.

Let's put it this way. They made a move which allows them to make their next move. lol

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If our next trade brings back enough of an upgrade (talent/performance-wise) over Britton that we show a net-gain then it would seem to me that a "bad" trade CAN not only set-up but become a good trade.

If Wright + acquisition > player traded away + Britton...

...then how is this not a positive?

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If our next trade brings back enough of an upgrade (talent/performance-wise) over Britton that we show a net-gain then it would seem to me that a "bad" trade CAN not only set-up but become a good trade.

If Wright + acquisition > player traded away + Britton...

...then how is this not a positive?

It seems to me that if Jaret Wright at $3 mm (net of Yankees' payment) will only net you Chris Britton, then you aren't going to get something much more valuable than that for Rodrigo Lopez at $3.75 mm (estimated). After all, the Yankees are not fools.

To me the trade (and a possible further trade of Rodrigo or Benson) seems a litle bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I'm not sure how we catch the Yankees by inserting their rejects into our rotation.

The only way this works is if Mazzone can get more out of Wright than the Yankees' pitching coaches did. He did once, so maybe he can again. I'll hopre for that, but I'm not too confident.

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Not only do I believe that Wright can return to higher-caliber form under Mazzone (which has already been extensively discussed, so I will go no further on the topic), I also believe that the O's are avoiding a sticky health situation by dealing away Britton. His weight on ESPN is listed as 278 lbs. It commonly held that players' reported weights are underestimates. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts (and appropriately in this case, I might add) that Britton's true weight is closer to 300 lbs. and possibly higher. Despite his youth, that kind of bulk puts major stress on the joints, especially in the knees and hips. Unless he takes weight off, Britton will certainly run into major issues at some point in the near future. I really think the O's, who as we all know are sticklers for outstanding health issues, are dodging a potential bullet here. Britton's good right now, but there's no telling what his bulk could do to him in the next year or so.

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Good point, but why do I see Britton getting some discipline from the Yanks and getting down to about 250 and pitching well? :D

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A few Steinbrenner "fat toad" comments might do wonders for his conditioning program! That and a few NY Post articles with very unflattering photos and names.

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Hello Oriole fans.

I have a opinion to share about the jaret wright for chris britton deal.

So here it is

I'm wondering why do the orioles always seem obsesses with the project starters? (omar daal from a few years ago, ortiz from last year, Kurt ainsworth) and now Jaret wright had one good year and hasnt really done nothing since.

He 31 years old but there is not a big reward there. Just alot of risk in my opinion

I'm wondering why didnt we go after Carl Pavano, yes i know about the injuries but i figure hes younger(i think) has alot more potential and believe he is a big risk but may have a bigger reward. I know the salary probably was too much though.

Anybody think we would have been better off trying to go after pavano?

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Hello Oriole fans.

I have a opinion to share about the jaret wright for chris britton deal.

So here it is

I'm wondering why do the orioles always seem obsesses with the project starters? (omar daal from a few years ago, ortiz from last year, Kurt ainsworth) and now Jaret wright had one good year and hasnt really done nothing since.

He 31 years old but there is not a big reward there. Just alot of risk in my opinion

I'm wondering why didnt we go after Carl Pavano, yes i know about the injuries but i figure hes younger(i think) has alot more potential and believe he is a big risk but may have a bigger reward. I know the salary probably was too much though.

Anybody think we would have been better off trying to go after pavano?

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You ask why the O's go after projects and then suggest a guy who's barely pitched the last two years, is still owed 2/20, and who's desire to even pitch has come into question by his own teammates? Where's the grinning icon at the end of your post?

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He wasn't available.

Yeah, he is going to be out for the year with "severely sprained toe." I think he stubbed his toe going to the phone to call his agent to suggest that he be traded to the Orioles because they are "really going to spend money this year." He figured that they are dumb enough to take his big contract on and he won't have to hear the NY media complaining about him anymore. It's a win-win situation.

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