good bye brian.good riddance-PLEASE STAY AWAY---
These long term contract for average players, is ruining baseball.....
the ticket, beer etc pricing crazy
Andino's on the DL. Quintanilla looks like a good pick-up now.
I think the Orioles want to give Roberts every opportunity to play. They're paying him $10 MM a year regardless.
He has a contract that is signed through 2013. It pays him 10 Million this year and another 10 Million next year. Why would anyone throw that kind of money out the window without a chance at some return. He now goes on the Sixty Day DL. This frees up a roster spot for corresponding moves.
Lew ford took the open spot on the roster and with Roberts going 60 Day, a spot is open.
Brian Roberts isn't "trending" well though. He played 59 games in 2010, 39 in 2011, and 17 this year. Too bad he didn't get to 19 for symmetry's sake.
Can he come back next year at the age of 35 and have any real value to the team? Effectively, the four-year deal has to be written off as a total loss regardless of what Roberts does next season.
I think he'll retire rather than giving it another shot in Spring Training, 2013.
I can agree with your assessment in that I am not a big fan of Betemit. But according to this site, he has the 3rd highest average at this point of the season. I wish it were not true, but.......
I would like to see a better defensive 3rd baseman like everyone else, but the stocks are thinning rapidly compared to what Baltimore is willign to give up.
Wait and see, I guess.
Long term contract for average players? Brian was very much above average at the time of his extension. Have two questions for you.
Where is your post on this board made at the time of his signing? You know. The post where you warned us years in advance that malingerers like Brian would have chronic health issues.
Also, the mammoth contracts awarded to superstars is not hurting baseball?
so you like paying $8-10 for a beer? $4.50 for a hotdog---
so those contracts, have no bearing on those prices...hmmm.. we must be on mars....
very few of the long term, outrageous contracts payoff--that is a fact !!
mammoth contracts--I guess they have no effect on ticket pricies, either?...
they are ruining baseball because THE AVERAGE FAMILY OF 4, can notattend a game for under $150 !! with tickets, parking, snacks and a perhaps a program....
Yea the favorite American past time is turning into the favorite American past time for the wealthy..
No way a family of 4 can go to a game for under 150 $ unless your setting in the nose bleed sections....lol..... :)
Family of four? I do not feel your $150.00 figure for a family of four is a realistic concern. If they cannot afford to eat at the ball park then don't. Nobody stops you from bringing in a bottle of water. You cannot go three hours w/o stuffing your face? Save a few bucks and just treat the kids but feed them at home if the price of a hot dog is too much.
And that family of four probably pays more for the freaking cable tv bill each month. I get a kick how many dopes have smart phones glued to their puss and minimum wage jobs. They too would beach over a four dollar hot dog.
It's not any one players fault you mismanage your money.