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Those weren't free agent signings, so I'm not sure if your point stands. Our farm system isn't broken down either, but we aren't much of a pitching factory...good pitching anyway.
Oh please, there's no way they won't pay him. Unless they get some sort of ridiculous trade offer or if Buck leaves and we tank hard.
Thank you for the daily self-affirmation, Chuckster.
Ok fine. I forgot, the Orioles don't sign free agents. That's why that why your chasing the second wild card spot despite that great offenseQuote:
We trade for all star pitchers, like Gio. Not journeymen, like Norris and Feldman.
Your farm system is notorious for having a few elite prospects, and no depth. Aside from your top guys, you don't have anyone who can come in and bolster your roster. The Nats have the opposite issue. We have a lot of depth, but no real elite (top 50 ranked) prospects. The Baltimore - Norfolk shuttle has become notorious. Prospects come up, just to get sent back down.
Of course, Angelos always pays his guys. Am I right? I'm sure he'll match whatever the big market teams offer him, no matter how high.Quote:
We gave up next to nothing for Feldman and Norris. Not saying they were positive trades or anything, but Arrieta, Strop, and LJ Hoes were doing nothing for the team in the big leagues.
And where exactly are you guys in the Wild Card race? Have you managed to get above .500 yet? Oh wait, no...
To be fair, our farm system is light-years ahead of the times that earned them that notoriety.
Traded next to nothing, and got next to nothing in return. Gratz.Quote:
Totally different situation. Our offense is incompetent. They haven't played well all season, we deserve to be losing. I've read comparisons to the '98 Orioles, which is a pretty fair assessment. The Orioles offense is a juggernaut, they'd win 100 games with competent pitching. Another team would have bolstered the staff during the off season. The Orioles stood pat, and it's going to come back and haunt them.Quote:
It's still not a great system. Baltimore is not known for a deep system, developing talent, or spending on foreign players. The organization has improved, but that's not saying much.Quote:
Let's see if that continues, or if Angelos has reached his limits. It's going to take a silly amount of money to resign Machado. Something will have to give. Weiters to the Dodgers, Machado to the Yankees.Quote:
lil miss Arod is going to bring them all down with him...
what a little fakan snitch....
ARod's a punk. Hopefully he never comes back. It would be kind of amusing if someone signed him as a publicity stunt, after the Yankees buy out his contract. I'd pay to see the Marlins trot out a 45 year old.
and is still like"oh,this isn't the right stage for me"....gawd I hate that smuck
Hey Kaiten...I re-watched Jurassic Park today and I believe this belongs in your signature:
KyoAni finds a way
Gou is adorable