Typically prior to sale the team will strip it down to as few liabilities as possible, I mean they have definitely accomplished that over the past few years. They have been *awesome* at hoarding cash, "for the good of the team" of course. One does have to wonder who would be interested in buying a team that allegedly makes no money, an RSN that makes no money, and barely struggles to keep the lights on according to some around here. Maybe I'll actually be able to root for a baseball team again next season....one can dream I guess.
I agree with Toney‘s comment about political activism.
I do not want the team to move. I will never forget the Utah jazz? If there’s ever a more inappropriate mascot for the place where the team resides, it is jazz in Utah, and I hate to think about the Montreal Orioles or the San Antonio Orioles, And I hate to think about that glorious ballpark sitting empty.
Good glove at 3B, too. And under team control for 2 years. I really like this waiver claim.
The Orioles have no ML-ready prospects at 2B/3B/SS. Yet, they can have an actually good infield with Alberto, Sanchez, and Iglesias for ~7-8M combined. I hope they don't cut Alberto. The payroll is already looking to come in around 50M next year which is pathetically low no matter what revenue was lost this year.
I was wondering who owned Camden yards? I thought it was the team, but I guess the city of Baltimore owns it? I don’t care who owns the team, but I don’t want them to leave Baltimore. I think it would be horrible, as well as being a complete surrender to the nationals, which would really get my goat.
Why do folks think Ripken would be an asset?
Has he done that much with his minor league teams that indicate he'd be a good owner?
I'm asking out of honest curiosity. Is it just what he did as a player that is influencing people?
Hard pass. I don't want to see the Orioles take a hard turn into politics anymore than they have.
Bisciotti has allowed political ideology to be significant part of the Ravens' organization public persona. Whether I agree with his political stance or not, I do not want Bisciotti anywhere near the Orioles organization.
Now I don't want this is turn political so there is no reason to talk about what the Ravens have done, but my preference would be to have an owner that is solely focused on providing the funding to make the Orioles a first class competitive baseball franchise once again!
Regardless, if the Orioles ownership is preparing to sell the team, then we can forget about any kind of offseason pick ups this year (which I was not counting on anyways).