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55 minutes ago, weams said:

Why do Orioles need to spend more than Tampa (Bay)?

Because spending money helps? Imagine what this year's Tampa Bay Rays could have done with another $50M.

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21 minutes ago, theocean said:

Because spending money helps? Imagine what this year's Tampa Bay Rays could have done with another $50M.

They could have signed Grant Balfour.

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3 hours ago, theocean said:

The Orioles can fund a much higher payroll than Tampa, so I'm not sure that process is necessary. I think you can look to the Cardinals as an example of how the Orioles could be successful long-term. Elias started there and seems to want to emulate their success, which is mentioned here:

https://www.baltimorebaseball.com/2019/10/11/orioles-envision-als-cardinals-lcs-predictions-babe-ruth-museum-event/

The Cardinals have a bigger fan base than the Orioles due to geography.    But leaving that to one side, I agree the O’s don’t have to go “full Tampa.”     They can keep some guys, so long as they make good choices.    For example, the Cardinals pulled the plug on Pujols, much to the dismay  of their fan base.    Their last 8 years would have been a lot tougher if they hadn’t.    

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

The Cardinals have a bigger fan base than the Orioles due to geography.    But leaving that to one side, I agree the O’s don’t have to go “full Tampa.”     They can keep some guys, so long as they make good choices.    For example, the Cardinals pulled the plug on Pujols, much to the dismay  of their fan base.    Their last 8 years would have been a lot tougher if they hadn’t.    

Oh indeed. 

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As I said before, in 2011 I was fully against the selection of this injured player. The Orioles need a few of them to compete again.

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Moments like that happened dozens of times at Rice. Once, in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, Anthony Rendon rushed in, barehanded a grounder and made a laser throw to first.

Later, when asked about the play, the opposing coach said the play itself isn’t what amazed him. He said the really amazing part was that, as Rendon approached the ball, he had the presence of mind to wipe his hand on his pants before fielding it. Rendon’s Rice teammates had seen that kind of thing before.

 

https://www.mlb.com/news/anthony-rendon-world-series-homecoming

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4 hours ago, weams said:

As I said before, in 2011 I was fully against the selection of this injured player. The Orioles need a few of them to compete again.

https://www.mlb.com/news/anthony-rendon-world-series-homecoming

I was thinking about this the other day. There were quite a few people here that felt like he was the better pick at the time. I really didn't post much then, or now either, but I really liked him as a player. 

 

Bundy was a good selection at the time. He's had a decent career in the grand scheme of things, just not on the level of Rendon.

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3 minutes ago, maybenxtyr said:

I was thinking about this the other day. There were quite a few people here that felt like he was the better pick at the time. I really didn't post much then, or now either, but I really liked him as a player. 

 

Bundy was a good selection at the time. He's had a decent career in the grand scheme of things, just not on the level of Rendon.

I was worried about the injuries.  Wasn't a risk I was willing to take that high.

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7 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

I was worried about the injuries.  Wasn't a risk I was willing to take that high.

If I recall correctly he had an ankle injury around the time of the draft. He's been relatively durable as a ML player. 

I agree though about the injury risk at the time of the draft. 

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