I think the Angelos family was every bit as interested in winning as any other family.
Maybe too interested.
Maybe unable to resist the urge to try to make it happen themselves.
Since 2015 alone, the owners spent 359 million dollars on Davis, Cobb, Jimenez, Trumbo, Gallardo, Cashner, and Weiters
Maybe the owners should try a little less
I’m all for people making as much money as possible...but a sports franchise is different any other business.
Yes, you want to make money (and the Os are making a lot of it) but winning should be your #1 priority. It’s not for the Angelos family.
They make plenty of money.
This team had a 160M payroll not long ago. Roughly 100m less than it will be in 2021.
Dont buy into their “poor me” attitude. They have a boatload of money and can spend more if they want.
One or even 2 bad contracts does not stop this organization from doing anything...but it does give them an excuse they sell to the fan base who are sheep and believe what they are told.
It prevents the team from being more profitable...
And HOPEFULLY it prevents them from being rash in the future.
And Davis isn't the only costly FA mistake this team has made.
We paid upper tier dollars for lower tier arms a few times in the last decade. It adds up