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Near future? What's that mean for MacPhail? Few months? Next spring?

Of course there's no timetable, there's never a freaking timetable with this guy.

Time...kills...all...deals.

Wait and see.

I live this all day every day as a car salesman. Its very true....

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I wonder why we think our negotiations take so long? Do we have people who post here (and have that opinion) that track with such fervor the rumors, negotiations, botchings, and successes of other teams front offices?

Have we ever taken a step back and gone, maybe we're too close to the situation to be objective?

Maybe this is the rate that everything is done, and we just don't know any different?

Does anyone know how long the Jays were in talks with the Braves re: Escobar?

I was listening to Buster Olney on ESPN radio this morning talking about how White Sox GM Ken Williams will pull a quick trigger. Gave the example that negotiations can start on a Wednesday and be done on a Thursday. You know, the following day, not NEXT Thursday. ;)

No, dude...MacPhail is way slow. When you start reading reports of how deliberate he is, who do you think they're saying he's deliberate to in comparison?

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The timetable of the managerial thing is going to be open ended. It's the first time going through an in-season process for me," MacPhail said. "I think once you get comfortable with a decision you make it. But you have to get there and you have to weigh all the options and look at all the information."

He is still weighing options and deciphering info. I wonder if D-Day had as much information and took as much time.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/2010-07-15-69263694_x.htm

Another quote from that article...

The Orioles might soon be performing for a new manager and with a depleted roster if MacPhail duplicates his 2009 veterans-for-prospects dealing spree at the trade deadline.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm still trying to catch my breath from last July...that was quite a whirlwind of activity! :rolleyes:

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Another quote from that article...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm still trying to catch my breath from last July...that was quite a whirlwind of activity! :rolleyes:

For MacPhail, two moves in a month (Sherril and Huff) is enough to cause him to need a four month vacation! :mwahaha:

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I was listening to Buster Olney on ESPN radio this morning talking about how White Sox GM Ken Williams will pull a quick trigger. Gave the example that negotiations can start on a Wednesday and be done on a Thursday. You know, the following day, not NEXT Thursday. ;)

No, dude...MacPhail is way slow. When you start reading reports of how deliberate he is, who do you think they're saying he's deliberate to in comparison?

The same Ken Williams who was blasted for pulling the quick trigger on Alex Rios?

Speed can work for you and against you. So can being deliberate.

Also, you just compared a tortoise to a hare. You used two guys on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. What about the middle ground?

No GM is going make great deals every time. Unless you are playing with a stacked deck ala New York, Boston, and LA.

I agree with you...I'd like to see MacPhail move a little faster but I definitely don't want him to turn into Ken Williams. Let's try a medium pace.

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The same Ken Williams who was blasted for pulling the quick trigger on Alex Rios?

Speed can work for you and against you. So can being deliberate.

Also, you just compared a tortoise to a hare. You used two guys on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. What about the middle ground?

No GM is going make great deals every time. Unless you are playing with a stacked deck ala New York, Boston, and LA.

I agree with you...I'd like to see MacPhail move a little faster but I definitely don't want him to turn into Ken Williams. Let's try a medium pace.

Even a medium pace would seem like "speeding" for AM.

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The same Ken Williams who was blasted for pulling the quick trigger on Alex Rios?

Speed can work for you and against you. So can being deliberate.

Also, you just compared a tortoise to a hare. You used two guys on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. What about the middle ground?

No GM is going make great deals every time. Unless you are playing with a stacked deck ala New York, Boston, and LA.

I agree with you...I'd like to see MacPhail move a little faster but I definitely don't want him to turn into Ken Williams. Let's try a medium pace.

Ken Williams led the Sox to the world title in 2005.

I'll take my chances with Williams!

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I agree, he's slow, but you have absolutely 0 proof that it's he who is holding this up.

I'm just confused why there are so many "O's" fans in a constant state of negativity. Are you like this all day? Do you just sulk around your house mumbling and grumbling about Peter and Andy and 13 years and we coulda been a contenda?

I imagine you're wearing an old bath robe and boots. Sort of a cross between Howard Hawks and the guy who put the flaming bag of poop out on his front porch in Billy Madison.

I am a pretty positive person. But when it comes to the O's -- not so much.

Believe me, I wish I was like you and thought that everything was OK with the Orioles -- that they were doing fine.

That would mean I was pretty much insane, but hey, ignorance is bliss, right?

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I am a pretty positive person. But when it comes to the O's -- not so much.

Believe me, I wish I was like you and thought that everything was OK with the Orioles -- that they were doing fine.

That would mean I was pretty much insane, but hey, ignorance is bliss, right?

I'm not ignorant. I know the Orioles are having dire problems. I also won't let them bring me down to the point of curmudgeonism.

I won't let them bring me down to the point where I refuse to go watch them play.

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I'm not ignorant. I know the Orioles are having dire problems. I also won't let them bring me down to the point of curmudgeonism.

I won't let them bring me down to the point where I refuse to go watch them play.

When have I refused to watch them play? I still watch the games regularly.

I still am a fan of this team. Excuse me for criticizing a team that's 29-59 and has a GM who is slower than molasses.

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The same Ken Williams who was blasted for pulling the quick trigger on Alex Rios?

Speed can work for you and against you. So can being deliberate.

Also, you just compared a tortoise to a hare. You used two guys on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. What about the middle ground?

No GM is going make great deals every time. Unless you are playing with a stacked deck ala New York, Boston, and LA.

I agree with you...I'd like to see MacPhail move a little faster but I definitely don't want him to turn into Ken Williams. Let's try a medium pace.

Yes,

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