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Which is my main complaint about Peter, he has no motivation for fielding a winning team.

He doesn't LOVE the game, he doesn't have a ZEAL for the game.

It's strictly a business with a ledger and a profit margin

I have news for you Rick. Your last two lines could probably be used to describe half the owners in sports.

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Frobby is never over the top. He simply is stating the fact that these teams are much better than we have had for a long time. It's ok to be upset that Peter won't spend enough to make any of us happy. But it is just a fact that the team and front office is much more coherent than any of those teams that proceeded it for 14 years. It's ok not to be happy. But it is no time to throw a fit.

The front office is "more coherent?" Per Peter Schmuck "It's always difficult to figure out just what's going on inside the Orioles front office. The team's business divisions seemed to be humming along nicely when the club fired executive vice president of business operations Doug Duennes without explanation in late July. That led to predictable speculation about increased ownership participation in the day-to-day operation of the franchise, something that ? based on past history ? would not figure to evoke confidence from the fan base."

On 105.7 the Davis and Norris morning show today the hosts asked the following question. The Orioles off season has been? Ken Wineman filling in for Norris said "pathetic," Steve Davis said "disappointing."

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Suppose there were no financial constraints, what would I do? Sign Ellsbury and Tanaka and keep JJ. But if I couldn't do that because it would take the budget to 130 M, I am not sure what my second choices would be. I really wouldn't want to give Garza even 3 years with his elbow and head case questions. Wouldn't care to give Santana the 5 years he is asking for and don't want to give up a pick. Same for Jimenez. So I would be right where the O's are looking at Burnett and Arroyo. As for a bat I would be hesitant to spend 130 M on Choo, but in the end I would. After him, maybe Beltran for 2 years, but at his age for 3? Beyond them I don't see any thing that much more exciting than Peguero, Lough, or Henry. Byrd, the Murphys bros., Hart, Morrison? Whoop de doo.

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"That which is dead cannot eternal lie,

And with strange aeons, even death may die."

Y'know, I did always kinda feel like Angelos had that Innsmouth look...

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