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Because he's not the innovative mind we need to turn this ship around. His tenure with the Cubs was a massive failure involving mainly Jim Hendry and Dusty Baker, two people I would not want anywhere near my baseball team.

Do you really think a traditionalist like him is gonna come in and start tearing this ship apart? Do you really think he's not on the exact page with Angelos and hence why he got the job? Angelos only cares about putting enough fans in the seats by hoving around .500. He's not going to tolerate 3 or so straight awful years to rebuild.

You were one of the biggest proponents of tearing it all up and remain one, SG. Please, don't be so easy and think MacPhail is actually going to do anything right.

I really not sure why people see him in such a bad light. While things didn't always work for him in chicago, he made moves. He spent money. He went out and signed a WS manager. He was a foul ball away from going to his 3rd WS. I would much rather have a GM/Ops guy that isn't afraid to make moves. Especially one who has a POSITIVE track record.

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As much as I agree with you, I really wish people would stop saying he was a foul ball away from a WS in 2003. That happened in the 8th inning, not with 2 outs in the ninth. Yeah, it changed the make up of the game, but who knows what would have happened in the ninth.

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As much as I agree with you, I really wish people would stop saying he was a foul ball away from a WS in 2003. That happened in the 8th inning, not with 2 outs in the ninth. Yeah, it changed the make up of the game, but who knows what would have happened in the ninth.

Ok, a foul ball, and 3 outs away from a WS :)

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I'm still not sold that he's going to rebuild at all. Have you heard him say anything about dealing Tejada? Mora? Roberts? How do you know he's not just going to be another one of PA's puppets? Has he really sold the team with a plan and a process like a good GM should? It seems like he's just going off his resume and has a new title with the O's. I don't think he's put nearly enough thought into what this team should do and that's why I, like you, really hope we don't get Girardi and give him some time to realize he needs to tear this whole team down right now.

The smartest way to do that is by getting an innovative GM.

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I'm still not sold that he's going to rebuild at all. Have you heard him say anything about dealing Tejada? Mora? Roberts? How do you know he's not just going to be another one of PA's puppets? Has he really sold the team with a plan and a process like a good GM should? It seems like he's just going off his resume and has a new title with the O's. I don't think he's put nearly enough thought into what this team should do and that's why I, like you, really hope we don't get Girardi and give him some time to realize he needs to tear this whole team down right now.

The smartest way to do that is by getting an innovative GM.

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I'm still not sold that he's going to rebuild at all. Have you heard him say anything about dealing Tejada? Mora? Roberts? How do you know he's not just going to be another one of PA's puppets? Has he really sold the team with a plan and a process like a good GM should? It seems like he's just going off his resume and has a new title with the O's. I don't think he's put nearly enough thought into what this team should do and that's why I, like you, really hope we don't get Girardi and give him some time to realize he needs to tear this whole team down right now.

The smartest way to do that is by getting an innovative GM.

Do you want him to tell the whole baseball world of what his plans are? A man with his resume isn't going to be a puppet, it's not like he would have a problem finding another job.

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I'm still not sold that he's going to rebuild at all. Have you heard him say anything about dealing Tejada? Mora? Roberts? How do you know he's not just going to be another one of PA's puppets? Has he really sold the team with a plan and a process like a good GM should? It seems like he's just going off his resume and has a new title with the O's. I don't think he's put nearly enough thought into what this team should do and that's why I, like you, really hope we don't get Girardi and give him some time to realize he needs to tear this whole team down right now.

The smartest way to do that is by getting an innovative GM.

Why don't we give him a few weeks to do what he said he was going to do, watch, read, and listen, before making judgement as to what he will do?

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Why don't we give him a few weeks to do what he said he was going to do, watch, read, and listen, before making judgement as to what he will do?

I lost my patience with this franchise a long time ago. Things right now don't seem any different. They need to show me otherwise. The trade deadline is not too far away. I won't be happy until Tejada and everyone old or overvalued is dealt.

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I lost my patience with this franchise a long time ago. Things right now don't seem any different. They need to show me otherwise. The trade deadline is not too far away. I won't be happy until Tejada and everyone old or overvalued is dealt.

The whole point is that this hiring is actually showing something. This guy needs to get in there and evaluate what is going on.

There very well could be a bunch of trades now that he is in charge. We need to give him time to do so. You can lose your patience all you want with the franchise, but this guy needs more time. The Franchise is actually doing something now, see if it works.

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I lost my patience with this franchise a long time ago. Things right now don't seem any different. They need to show me otherwise. The trade deadline is not too far away. I won't be happy until Tejada and everyone old or overvalued is dealt.

I'd say a lot of fans have lost their patience with the franchise, but you are being outright ridiculous if you think that MacPhail is supposed to be trading "Tejada and everyone old or overvalued" on his first day.

You're kidding, right?

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I lost my patience with this franchise a long time ago. Things right now don't seem any different. They need to show me otherwise. The trade deadline is not too far away. I won't be happy until Tejada and everyone old or overvalued is dealt.

Bryan, i agree that he has to show us and that rebuilding is the only way to do this correctly.

But what do you want him to say? That he is going to trade everyone? He has had the job for 5 minutes, he isn't going to come out and do that.

He is new to the organization, just like anyone would be, so he has to evaluate what we have.

Maybe he will be awful and maybe he will be great.

JUdging by what he said today, he is the best thing to happen to this franchise in a very long time. Now, let's see if he can follow it up.

I liked what Maz said in his press conference and thought he would be our manager for a long time but he quickly changed after that.

So yes, we need to see him actually do it but no reason to doubt him at this point IMO.

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Wow, he just gets introduced today and all of a sudden people are ready to lynch him cause he hasn't explored trading Tejada yet?

I've seen a lot of wacky things on this board, this has to be up near the top...

Hello! My name is Andy MacPhail! I am the new COO of the Orioles. Not only am I assuming the role today, however since Monday I have been hard at work overhauling this once proud organization! I am happy to announce that we have reached the following agreements:

Kevin Millar and Freddie Bynum will be heading to Texas and in exchange, the Rangers have been kind enough to give us Mark Teixiera. Oh Joy! we signed him to an extension through 2010.

Alex Rodriguez is so stinking tired of all the media crap in N.Y. and the fact that it will always be "Jeter's Team" That the Yankees have traded him straight up for Miguel Tejada! I just hope Miguel is never caught outside a hotel with an escort! Silly New Yorkers!

Melvin Mora has waived his No-Trade clause and we are sending him and Corey Patterson to the Mets in exchange for David Wright and Lastings Milledge.

No one would take Jay Payton off our hands, gosh darn it!. but we did get Jason Bay off the Pirates for a stinkin steal! Hey the pirates aren't going anywhere soon and they really needed a catcher to bat in critical game situation so we sent Paul Bako, thus reducing Payton's role on the team.

Tomorrow I will completely overhaul the bullpen; I should have done this yesterday but I had to have dinner with the wife and kids, My Bad!

Oh, we are calling up Jon Knott and J.R. House and sending Castillo down.

I can't for the freaking life of me figure out why MacPhail couldn't pull this off! Who hired this frickin slacker?

Sorry, my first attempt at sarcasm on the board! I don't mean to offend and apologize if I'm over the top!

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Hello! My name is Andy MacPhail! I am the new COO of the Orioles. Not only am I assuming the role today, however since Monday I have been hard at work overhauling this once proud organization! I am happy to announce that we have reached the following agreements:

Kevin Millar and Freddie Bynum will be heading to Texas and in exchange, the Rangers have been kind enough to give us Mark Teixiera. Oh Joy! we signed him to an extension through 2010.

Alex Rodriguez is so stinking tired of all the media crap in N.Y. and the fact that it will always be "Jeter's Team" That the Yankees have traded him straight up for Miguel Tejada! I just hope Miguel is never caught outside a hotel with an escort! Silly New Yorkers!

Melvin Mora has waived his No-Trade clause and we are sending him and Corey Patterson to the Mets in exchange for David Wright and Lastings Milledge.

No one would take Jay Payton off our hands, gosh darn it!. but we did get Jason Bay off the Pirates for a stinkin steal! Hey the pirates aren't going anywhere soon and they really needed a catcher to bat in critical game situation so we sent Paul Bako, thus reducing Payton's role on the team.

Tomorrow I will completely overhaul the bullpen; I should have done this yesterday but I had to have dinner with the wife and kids, My Bad!

Oh, we are calling up Jon Knott and J.R. House and sending Castillo down.

I can't for the freaking life of me figure out why MacPhail couldn't pull this off! Who hired this frickin slacker?

Sorry, my first attempt at sarcasm on the board! I don't mean to offend and apologize if I'm over the top!

Thank you for allowing me to spill half a cola slurpee all over myself. It

was worth it.

Elliot

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