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If the O's were to make one announcement before Fanfest, what would you want it to be?

Angelos has sold the team. 

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4 minutes ago, mdbdotcom said:

If the O's were to make one announcement before Fanfest, what would you want it to be?

Manny Machado traded for a strong return.

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1 minute ago, Luke-OH said:

 

11 minutes ago, mdbdotcom said:

If the O's were to make one announcement before Fanfest, what would you want it to be?

Manny Machado traded for solid, young, controllable players.

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5 minutes ago, interloper said:

That we've extended any current talented, young player. 

Any of them.

Any single one.

Just one.

It can literally be any of them.

Ten year deal for Rickard?

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That they've corrected a past mistake and signed Jake Arrieta for 2018, along with Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn to team with Gausman and Bundy.  Going all-in, out with a blaze of glory for 2018.

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44 minutes ago, Yardball85 said:

Manny Machado traded for solid, young, controllable players.

That would be my 2nd (and much more realistic) choice.

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Big trade for Yelich, Realmuto, and Prado. Another big trade for Duffy. And that Cubs package we talked about with Montgomery, Russell, and Almora for Machado.

 

Only then will I feel satisfied. 

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