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1 hour ago, Roll Tide said:

One year 14.3 million 

Good for him! I wish him all the luck in the world against 28 teams

 

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7 hours ago, Rene88 said:

All DD had to do was resign him....spilt milk

Or Markakis. Or not flirt with the job in Toronto. 

Twins are the OH offseason team so far. Schoop. Cron. Cruz. 

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10 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Or Markakis. Or not flirt with the job in Toronto. 

Twins are the OH offseason team so far. Schoop. Cron. Cruz. 

Signing Cruz or Markakis wouldn't have prevented this.  At best it would have kept them from signing Davis.

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4 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Signing Cruz or Markakis wouldn't have prevented this.  At best it would have kept them from signing Davis.

Nothing could have prevented this.  I mean even if we don’t sign Davis, and pay Manny, we still become an old team with the worst SP in baseball last year. 

I think either signing would have helped us in 2015-2017 though. 

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3 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Signing Cruz or Markakis wouldn't have prevented this.  At best it would have kept them from signing Davis.

It wouldn't have prevented the decline, but may have improved our chances during the window. Cruz's production would have been pretty helpful, especially if you get to subtract Davis. 

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If only Cruz wasn’t so awful for a huge chunk of the season at the end.  He put up three awful months in a row with ops of .646, .671, .725.  He finished with a good last month but with that drop for the last 100 or so games total their had to be worries with his age.  If only Dan had a crystal ball to see the future.  Remember the Orioles were an average team the first half of that season even with Cruz performing as he struggled down the stretch they actually played better ball and pulled away.

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2 minutes ago, bpilktree said:

If only Cruz wasn’t so awful for a huge chunk of the season at the end.  He put up three awful months in a row with ops of .646, .671, .725.  He finished with a good last month but with that drop for the last 100 or so games total their had to be worries with his age.  If only Dan had a crystal ball to see the future.  Remember the Orioles were an average team the first half of that season even with Cruz performing as he struggled down the stretch they actually played better ball and pulled away.

He was awful for that 90 days. 

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8 minutes ago, bpilktree said:

If only Cruz wasn’t so awful for a huge chunk of the season at the end.  He put up three awful months in a row with ops of .646, .671, .725.  He finished with a good last month but with that drop for the last 100 or so games total their had to be worries with his age.  If only Dan had a crystal ball to see the future.  Remember the Orioles were an average team the first half of that season even with Cruz performing as he struggled down the stretch they actually played better ball and pulled away.

He did have a great September/October. 

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11 minutes ago, Frobby said:

He did have a great September/October. 

Yes. Don't know why he disappeared for so long. 

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