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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Orioles&src=hash">#Orioles</a> GM Dan Duquette told <a href="https://twitter.com/1057TheFan">@1057TheFan</a> that Johnson's money will go to "resource allocation" aka" we will put it in our pockets."</p>— Mark Zinno (@MarkZinno) <a href="

">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Orioles&src=hash">#Orioles</a> GM Dan Duquette told <a href="https://twitter.com/1057TheFan">@1057TheFan</a> that Johnson's money will go to "resource allocation" aka" we will put it in our pockets."</p>— Mark Zinno (@MarkZinno) <a href="
">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Would Mr Zinno care to wager me on the OD payroll?

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"In order to have a competitive team, you have to allocate your resources so you're strong in a number of different areas, and sometimes you have to reach a figure with your resources to meet the needs in other areas that will help us to be competitive in 2014," Duquette said.

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A lot of payroll is going to core players due for raises.

Took payroll from $82 mm to close to $100 mm in the last 2 years (implied we won't see a big increase this year).

Acquiring Weeks does not necessarily mean Roberts won't be signed.

Likes our returning rotation better than in the past, thinks we'll get a contribution from Gausman duing the season, also mentions Wright, but would like one more starter (probably not someone high priced though).

Going after Tanaka "not realistic for the Orioles."

Most important factor in being a consistent contender is the player development system, and the team spends as much as it can on the major league team while still doing what it needs to do to build player development. Believes we'll see some fruits of this in 2014.

The $10 mm saved on JJ will go to player acquisitions (but not necessarily someone who will make a big splash).

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Duquette's MO seems to be scrubs to riches strategy. He's going to employ every resource to acquiring scores of players who "could" be breakouts. Eventually a few will take off and he'll be justified (e.g. McLouth).

It's not a bad strategy but it's certainly not the same one he had in Boston. Different owner perhaps...

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A lot of payroll is going to core players due for raises.

Took payroll from $82 mm to close to $100 mm in the last 2 years (implied we won't see a big increase this year).

Acquiring Weeks does not necessarily mean Roberts won't be signed.

Likes our returning rotation better than in the past, thinks we'll get a contribution from Gausman duing the season, also mentions Wright, but would like one more starter (probably not someone high priced though).

Going after Tanaka "not realistic for the Orioles."

Most important factor in being a consistent contender is the player development system, and the team spends as much as it can on the major league team while still doing what it needs to do to build player development. Believes we'll see some fruits of this in 2014. The $10 mm saved on JJ will go to player acquisitions (but not necessarily someone who will make a big splash).

Schoop and ???????????? Wright?

:scratchchinhmm:

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I think it means the exact opposite: that DD will put that money into other players. How does Zinno reach that conclusion? That's not what that phrase means at all. Then again... it's Zinno.

DD was asked that exact question, and said he expect the $10 mm to be used to acquire players from outside the organization.

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A lot of payroll is going to core players due for raises.

Took payroll from $82 mm to close to $100 mm in the last 2 years (implied we won't see a big increase this year).

Acquiring Weeks does not necessarily mean Roberts won't be signed.

Likes our returning rotation better than in the past, thinks we'll get a contribution from Gausman duing the season, also mentions Wright, but would like one more starter (probably not someone high priced though).

Going after Tanaka "not realistic for the Orioles."

Most important factor in being a consistent contender is the player development system, and the team spends as much as it can on the major league team while still doing what it needs to do to build player development. Believes we'll see some fruits of this in 2014.

The $10 mm saved on JJ will go to player acquisitions (but not necessarily someone who will make a big splash).

That is not encouraging in the least bit. While the Royals, A's and Twins are spending their $25 million from MLB TV rights, it seems like the Orioles are already making excuses about bringing their sub par payroll up. That's not a good sign whatsoever.

I may end up on that ledge with Roy.

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That is not encouraging in the least bit. While the Royals, A's and Twins are spending their $25 million from MLB TV rights, it seems like the Orioles are already making excuses about bringing their sub par payroll up. That's not a good sign whatsoever.

I may end up on that ledge with Roy.

And I may finally tear up my Peter Angelos Fan Club Card and join the two of you up there. (by the way, the Bay Bridge now has a walkway all the way up to the top of the highest point. That would be a good ledge to stand on! :D )

I just don't get it. I get that a closer is not worth $10 million, so I am not questioning that move at all. But, we've finally got a core group together that is close to being really good, and instead of signing the 2 or 3 difference makers, we are instead penny pinching and dumpster diving hoping to find the diamond in the rough. Depending on the moves made the rest of this offseason, I may have to stop defending Mr. Angelos on this board, as this has his fingerprints all over it.

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That is not encouraging in the least bit. While the Royals, A's and Twins are spending their $25 million from MLB TV rights, it seems like the Orioles are already making excuses about bringing their sub par payroll up. That's not a good sign whatsoever.

I may end up on that ledge with Roy.

I have found the height more frightening than my hoping and praying armchair position.

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