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I thought you'd be a big fan of spending the big bucks?

I tend to agree with MSK on Beltran. But I'd be delighted to see the Orioles sign a high profile free agent since they haven't done it in so long.

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I tend to agree with MSK on Beltran. But I'd be delighted to see the Orioles sign a high profile free agent since they haven't done it in so long.

If we sign Beltran and he does end up turning into Josh Hamilton 2.0, then hopefully it doesnt scar the FO for other high profile players.

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If we sign Beltran and he does end up turning into Josh Hamilton 2.0, then hopefully it doesnt scar the FO for other high profile players.

New owners get scared. Not lifetime front office executives.

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Trade Wieters, Hardy, and JJ and we very likely have downgraded at 3B, C, CL, and possibly SS. We could absorb the loss of one of them for serious SP upgrades, but not all three. Wieters would be very attractive to the teams that miss out on Mcann.

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I'm not convinced...what would the logic be in selling low (actually as low as his value has ever been) on Wieters? Then losing a draft pick to sign a player at the doorstep of his twilight years? I'm calling shenanigans...

Ill take the greatest postseason hitter of alltime over a prematurely declining catcher who could never hit

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I've been supporting going after Beltran but the declining walk rate concerns me. I think the defense is overblown because much of his time would be used as a DH. However, I'm starting to think Granderson makes more sense, solid walk rate (11%) and we don't have to surrender the pick.

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Ill take the greatest postseason hitter of alltime over a prematurely declining catcher who could never hit

So you would take Beltran at 38? Wow. I sure wouldnt. Who is your catcher once

Matt is traded?

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So you would take Beltran at 38? Wow. I sure wouldnt. Who is your catcher once

Matt is traded?

I'm not crazy at the Beltran at 38... But I thought Ortiz was done a few years ago. That said I definitely think the Orioles should try to see what they can get for Wieters, Markakis, and Hardy.

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However, they better get some NICE pitching in return for wieters. He could pull a top quality pitcher from a team with abundant pitching and a gaping hole at catcher.
Why would anyone give up nice SP in return for "a prematurely declining catcher who could never hit"?

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