Adam Jones could become a Free Agent in 2014. The Orioles have one more arbitration year left with him.
Matt Wieters could become a FA in 2016.
It's important that the Orioles win games this year to keep us... and them happy.
"It's important that the Orioles win games this year to keep us... and them happy."
And to encourage Angelos to reopen the wallet. No one wants to spend top dollar on a loser, including Angelos. Think that Angelos does not want to see another 1998, when he spent the most in baseball just for the Orioles to finish in 4th place, 79-83, in what began the sub .500 string which will hopefully end this year.
"as for machado we can get rid of Mark bring him up."
Why not bring up Bundy too? Who care's if any of the players are ready or not. Machado is only batting .254 at Bowie, but that does not mean that he won't hit .300 here. AA is much harder than the AL East, right? And as for moving him to play third base, why not just move him to pitcher? Worked out great for Chris Davis who leads the team in ERA.
Here's a lineup you might like:
Alvarez LFTolleson SSHall 2BTowsend 1BBaker DHMachado 3BWelty RFBumbry CFExposito C
Let's just get rid of all the bums we got now and go with this superb lineup. Since our team has been so horrible so far we have nothing to lose. Oh, the rotation:
Bundy D.BascomBundy B.BerkenBergesen
WE can call them the 5 Bee's!!!! How cool is that?
"angelos will wait til their contracts expire and we'll lose both.i hope not,but look at his past."
The front office has given out extensions so I don't really see where that's coming from.
"The front office has given out extensions so I don't really see where that's coming from."
I would think the uninformed.
"Angelos has a history of letting good players get away."
Yeah, like Mussina too. We should have slapped chains on that guy and put him in the secret dungeon under the bullpen until he pledged his lifelong commitment to the O's. We let these ballplayers have too much freedom nowadays to make their own choices. If a ballplayer does not like playing for a losing team, he can go elsewhere. I blame the players union more than anything. It should be disbanded.