I would like the O's to pursue Glasnow. I think for one year he's almost as good as Burnes and would cost less. I think he's a better bet to be a true frontline starter than Dylan Cease.
I think the Rays would be a good fit in a lot of ways. They are a smart organization which means that they are less likely to be sentimental about trading within the division. They are also smart enough to recognize that the O's #4 prospect is better than most team's #1 prospect. And they value a lot of the same traits in position players that the Orioles do.
At least not to pitchers. I know he hasn't given any to position players but I would think he would consider it for the right player. I don't see him making any homegrown player an "Oriole for life" unless the owner insists on it.
The O's should extend Bradish or Gray Rod with the same money. Means is a decent #3 pitcher, but the O's should save extensions for their best players. Hopefully with a new owner, $150 million payrolls can happen but we just can't use the same methods large market teams do.
John Angelos certainly deserves full credit for hiring Mike Elias and letting him do what he thinks best. As for the rest, I'm more than happy to let history be the judge. But it's time to turn the page.
Like him or not, John Angelos is the one who hired Mike Elias and enabled Mike Elias to put together the front office and baseball operations teams. He deserves Credit for that.
No matter who is the acting majority owner, what needs to happen is for Elias and all if his people to stay, while getting more financial support for player acquisitions and talent retention on the payroll. Do what it takes to win the World Series.
Oh and sign the dang lease.