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O's wild card contender in 2011?


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Are the O's Wild Card contenders if they sign Vlad?  

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  1. 1. Are the O's Wild Card contenders if they sign Vlad?

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Since this is about "contending for" rather than "winning" the Wild Card, yeah, they'll have a chance to contend. As solid an all-around line-up as you can find, top to bottom, around the league, a bullpen projected to be pretty good, and a rotation filled with upside; a team like that merits consideration. You can't make guarantees, but if you call it out of the question then I think you're really short-changing the roster.

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Assuming the O's sign Vlad Guerrero as DH, move Scott to LF and make no other major moves this off-season, do you believe the O's are a wild card contender in 2011?

It would be difficult for the Orioles to get the Wild Card spot. It would mean we'd have to finish behind either the Yankees, the Red Sox, or the Rays, and I just don't see that happening. Maybe we could play Izturis a lot, or bring in a 5.00+ ERA starting pitcher, and then we could drop down to the Wild Card Spot. Tough, but doable.

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