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I had no expectations for Holliday, but I did think we had a shot at Beltre. My hope for him was based on Boston's concern over the luxory tax and being able to move Lowell. Since they did not see those as obstacles, we would have had to grossly overpay for what would still have been a stop gap.

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I can't imagine any Oriole fan not being a bit dissapointed. I am sure some will jump in here and say that they are not, but I don't see how they can't be. AM said he would be bat shopping. He went to KMart and got Atkins, who they hope to make a succesful reclaimation project out of. I hope they do too. Really I do, but that is not what I expected out of "middle of the order bat". If the reports are true that Holliday is resigning with the Cardinals, there goes the last FA "middle of the order" impact bat. The only option left to produce on the promise is to trade. I could see some smart trades had they added a couple of key FA's, because we would have then had the depth to deal from. Now it will require thinning out the depth they have worked so hard to amass. I am against that, as I think it will set the team back in the rebuild. So I think going forward the smart thing to do is to largely stand pat. I'd still like to see Bedard come back on an incentive laiden deal. Beyond that, I'd stand pat. But now they had better broaden there horizons a little and allow some guys like Reimold and Scott to audition at first base. That is the only way we can put our best team on the field out of what we already have. If we don't do that, we may not win as many games as we did last year.

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Its expected...AM is doing a poor job thus far this offseason.

Who knows what it would take to get either of these guys here.

However, that doesn;t mean AM is doing a good job this offseason.

If you don't know what it would take to get certain players here how can you say andys doing a bad job? What if the only way to get those players here was to dole out bad contracts to them? If that's the case then by not fishing out the bad contracts would mean he's in reality doing a good job. So it's silly to assess someone based on assumptions since you are not privy to what is actually going on behind closed doors. That's my biggest gripe about the OH, alot of people make judgements based on things they are unsure or unaware of.

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If you don't know what it would take to get certain players here how can you say andys doing a bad job? What if the only way to get those players here was to dole out bad contracts to them? If that's the case then by not fishing out the bad contracts would mean he's in reality doing a good job. So it's silly to assess someone based on assumptions since you are not privy to what is actually going on behind closed doors. That's my biggest gripe about the OH, alot of people make judgements based on things they are unsure or unaware of.

I know what he has and hasn't done.

I am not disappointed about these 2 signings..Its the whole offseason...Its been mediocre at best and he has yet to do anything to really address long term needs.

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I know what he has and hasn't done.

I am not disappointed about these 2 signings..Its the whole offseason...Its been mediocre at best and he has yet to do anything to really address long term needs.

Let's just sit back and continue to watch the Red Sox and Yankees improve.

Its become a past time for Orioles fans.

Sigh.

I guess Beltre wasn't stopgap enough for AM. Gotta continue to shoot lower and lower.

I don't see Atkins improving considerably to be an impact bat.

I just want to know how anyone on the OH can look at the Yankees and Red Sox batting lineups and tell me how we are realistically supposed to defeat them with our pitchers and batters as they are?

Seriously.

MSK

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I'm relieved that we won't be signing Holliday and I can't really be disappointed in Beltre because I'm not sure how much we were involved nor do I think he was the best player to bring in.

So no, not at all.

Whew, I'm glad we dodged a bullet of being able to add 9-10 wins to our team...

Man I hate seeing the Orioles try to improve... :rolleyestf:

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I know what he has and hasn't done.

I am not disappointed about these 2 signings..Its the whole offseason...Its been mediocre at best and he has yet to do anything to really address long term needs.

That is my problem with this offseason so far. They have done absolutely nothing to improve the team long term. Nothing. And now Trembley will be judged on W's and L's??? Are you kidding me? Trembley has to feel like the guy in shackles waiting for his walk down to the electric chair.

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Yes because doling out 8 year deals for a player who plays our deepest position is a good way to improve our team.

It is when you can take that depth and trade it to improve a position of need. The object is to build the best team. Not admire your one and only position of depth.

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I won't be upset until the off-season is OVER. If the off-season ended today I would be upset. If AM says he's gonna add a bat he will. We should all know by now he takes his sweet little time and waits out the market. I think he's still cooking something up on the trade front.

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Whew, I'm glad we dodged a bullet of being able to add 9-10 wins to our team...

Man I hate seeing the Orioles try to improve... :rolleyestf:

Trea, I really want to see this current outfield play, and I want to see Pie play even more. This isn't just hometown fandom, I think they are going to be a very good outfield. It might provide more wins this year (and I don't think that many, not at all but it definitely wouldt be worth the contract.

I will also be thrilled this time next year when we've seen an improved team and are discussing our new big bat 1B addition. :D

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