LOL is right.
You get on your high horse and the can’t even defend your position.
Nothing I just said in that post is false.
But yea, no need to Continue this if you are just going to dodge the actual discussion.
Yea, when you represent my opinions wrong, I will dispute that. Just don’t do that and we will be fine.
And I mentioned a year. I never said that aren’t trying to win long term. I said they aren’t trying to win right now and you said I should assume that and act like I know what they are thinking.
So, since that is your stance..show me how they are trying to win in 2021.
I'm not saying anything about your assumptions.
YOU SAID.... Repeatedly... "They are not trying to win".
I didn't mention a year... nor do I think it relevant.
Is this what I can expect of any future exchanges?
Perpetual hair-splitting and ambiguity?
Because it grows tiresome quickly.
In 2011, the Os were 11th in the AL in attendance. They drew 1.7M fans (in 2018, they drew 1.3) The following year, the payroll was about 85M.
The Orioles are both worth a lot more money now than they were then and have made a lot of money between then and now.
TV contracts are more, etc...so yes, I think asking them to spend in the same area in 2021 as they were in 2012 isn’t unreasonable at all.
And btw, attendance is only a portion of what revenue is for the team. The National and local TV and radio deals are generate the most revenue.
You said, I don’t believe they are sitting on giant sums of money. That’s not the same as a pile of money? Ummm, ok.
And thank you for admitting they can spend more. That is and was my point. You are presuming I’m not talking about a ton more. I stated 80-100M. I don’t need to see the books to know they can spend that. We have seen what TV and radio contracts bring them, MASN, etc...they can spend that but they aren’t. Why? Because of rebuilding. That’s why. It’s not because they can’t, it’s because they choose not to.