I really, really hope you poured one too many of the good stuff this fine December eve, in anticipation of holiday cheer, because that will give you reasonable cover. I'm only halfway through this thread, and you've generated excess cringe value. If cringe could be express as Cwar, you've generated 2.8 in a very short cup of coffee.
It's always interesting how people who don't have money are experts on how people with money are / were / will be.
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.