70 wins would be an 18 win improvement. We’ll be better next year but that is an awfully big jump especially if we’re only adding AR and GR on June 1. Likely subtracting on July 31. Our big FA signing is likely to be Galvis. It would be a big improvement to win 62. I’m excited about 2023, but I don’t think we see W/L change till then. 2022 will be much of the same as this year.
I think we’re going to pick like 1, 33, and 40, with the 1st rd pick, the comp a pick, and then the 2nd rd pick. With this draft pool and Elias’ affinity for going bat heavy, we are going to be absolutely loaded post this draft position player wise.
Adam may want to manage but in the few years he has been away from MLB he has probably lost the real connections to key decision makers that might support him in his quest. The Orioles have completely turned over in regards to FO personnel and philosophy. He was only in AZ for a minute. Too much heat in his hometown of SD where they thought they were ready to win now.
He is not without a role here in Birdland however. Look at the big picture Adam. Job security and renewed status in a community that will love to have him back. A beloved institution just turned 76 a few days ago and while John Sterling forges on in NY doing PBP at 83, I think a third of a season of 76 year old Jim Palmer, a third of a season of Adam Jones and a third of a season of Ben McDonald doing color analysis on TV would be fantastic. They might even consider moving Ben back into radio color as he was very good in that role with Joe Angel.
Come on Adam ….. play the long game here, managers are just hired to get fired!