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Now we know why no big FA dollars spent

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The Orioles should only target and sign players that will provide surplus value. Always. Now, if the players they sign get injured or under produce their projections I have no bad feelings towards the front office.

The way I see it the window of contention is until the end of Bucks contract. Within that time we will have plenty of cheap controllable talent coming through. Machado, Bundy, Gausman, Harvey etc, that's not a secret. Wouldn't it make sense to supplement that with bigger, more risky contracts? One or two with the short term in focus with the intention of winning a WS? I'm not advocating a 200 million contract so don't misunderstand me. If Davis has an OPS north of .900 and stays healthy all season while moving around the corners defensively then don't do it. I do not want a roster full of question marks and cheap free agents with a payroll south of 100 million come opening day 2016. The talent will still be there to form a real contender if you build around it.

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