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Lot of interest in Orioles young pitching. Has picked up last two days


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Prolly a while.

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Thanks Weamsie!

Its amazing to me how some people continue to get pissed because the Orioles won't sign the overpriced, aging, "premium talent" free agent and yet they overlook the fact that Double D and Buck made the playoffs and were a few breaks away from being in the ALCS WITHOUT signing a single difference maker last season.

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Can you blame people for being frustrated? Literally every other team in the division has made a significant move and we're sitting back trying to figure out who we can sign for under $1 million per year.

And did Duquette really bring up Steve Pearce? Yes, a guy who we let go last season and re-claimed through waivers is going to be our savior. How can you not understand the frustration after quotes like that?

The Blue Jays made their significant move before the meeting. The Red Sox have way overpaid for three players. The Yankees have re-signed a couple of 40 year old pitchers, lost their catcher and lost ARod for the first half of the year. The Rays signed a 1B who hasn't hit a lick in the big leagues. How can you get frustrated over a comment like that? He's supposed to say something, but he has nothing to say. What he said was as good as nothing. So what? Do you really think he meant to imply that Steve Pearce would be a savior? Do you think we need a savior? Do you really think Mark Reynolds was good?
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Do the Orioles have you on their payroll?

Name one team that has had a sustained stretch of winning whilst only signing a bunch of unknown scrubs noone has heard of and making no significant trades. Don't worry, I'll wait.

No. They don't. They A's had a run a while back. So did the Twins. Tampa. Feel free to have your opinion though.

I believe the Orioles pitching strength bodes well for them to enjoy some success in the next few seasons.

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The Blue Jays made their significant move before the meeting. The Red Sox have way overpaid for three players. The Yankees have re-signed a couple of 40 year old pitchers, lost their catcher and lost ARod for the first half of the year. The Rays signed a 1B who hasn't hit a lick in the big leagues. How can you get frustrated over a comment like that? He's supposed to say something, but he has nothing to say. What he said was as good as nothing. So what? Do you really think he meant to imply that Steve Pearce would be a savior? Do you think we need a savior? Do you really think Mark Reynolds was good?

There's no comparison between Reynolds and Pearce.. One is an above average major league first baseman, and the other is a AAAA player

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"We are making progress. We want to sign another outfielder by the end of the week and we're hopeful that we can get something done with a couple of the people we've talked to. Right now we are more focused on trying to find a hitter for our club and most of our efforts the next few days will be towards that. We are going to look to add another bat to the lineup and there is a possibility that bat could be at first base. Or if we added another outfielder, some of the people we currently have on the roster could see time at first base but I think we have to give that a little bit more time and see what the composition of the team is before we decide what we are going to do. We do have Steve Pearce who can play first base capably, so that is a starting point and we have to let the rest of the offseason play out because I'm confident we can add some other players. We're encouraged because we've got a lot of interest in our young pitching from other teams in the industry and that just validates what we thought, that we have some good young pitchers on our staff and some that are on the horizon, breaking into the big leagues in Bundy and Gausman. There is a lot of interest in those young pitchers."

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I'm tired of the Duquette rhetoric already...Anyone that mentions Steve Pearce and first base is questioning our intelligence as fans. We are suppose to be building off a playoff season.... Other teams in the division have gotten better and we need to upgrade in order to compete again next year.

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The A's went out and acquired guys like Jermaine Dye, Dan Haren, Frank Thomas, etc. during that run. Matt Holliday too, but that was a little bit after. Gio Gonzalez was acquired via trade also.

The Twins traded for Delmon Young, who was still very highly regarded at the time. The Pierzynski trade for Liriano/Nathan/Bonser.

The Rays traded for Garza (giving up Young), Matt Joyce, Rafael Soriano, and they have/had some of the most insane minor league depth anyone has ever had. Plus, they're one of the teams that legitimately cannot spend a lot of money.

The Rays got their depth by finishing DEAD LAST for 10 years.

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The A's went out and acquired guys like Jermaine Dye, Dan Haren, Frank Thomas, etc. during that run. Matt Holliday too, but that was a little bit after. Gio Gonzalez was acquired via trade also.

The Twins traded for Delmon Young, who was still very highly regarded at the time. The Pierzynski trade for Liriano/Nathan/Bonser.

The Rays traded for Garza (giving up Young), Matt Joyce, Rafael Soriano, and they have/had some of the most insane minor league depth anyone has ever had. Plus, they're one of the teams that legitimately cannot spend a lot of money.

You are right. There were some small low cost moves with all of those teams. None were like the Victorino deal. I am sure the Orioles will make some too.

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Short cited thinking like this destroys organizations. I sincerely hope we don't "just make any kind of move at this point" or just make a move to make a move. I understand we are anxious but I believe it is unlikely that the FA market is where we make a splash this year and we should obviously be thorough and patient in any trades we make. Right moves at the right price. This organization cannot afford to simply make moves to make moves because 1) our limited payroll and 2) our lack of organizational depth.

This year isn't the year to make a splash? Neither was 05, 06, 07...etc. Neither will 2013 or 2014. It's never the right time.

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Thanks Weamsie!

Its amazing to me how some people continue to get pissed because the Orioles won't sign the overpriced, aging, "premium talent" free agent and yet they overlook the fact that Double D and Buck made the playoffs and were a few breaks away from being in the ALCS WITHOUT signing a single difference maker last season.

Oh please. If you think they can repeat, then fine. But don't leave out the fact that they were also a few breaks away from being a 4th place team. Unless you think they can win a record number of 1 run and extra inning games again? DD seems to be a fine GM, but he's not who i'm worried about.

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