Angelo$ & family.
Angelo$ & family.
the team is performing in accordance with it's talent level- it doesn't have enough to compete....
as I've pointed out before-- this owner has fired the people in key positions multiple times, but yet, the results don't change....that's on the owner.....
What moneyball approach? They're like last in team OBP.
Edit: Oh wait, they are ahead of OAK (how ironic) and SEA.
You can't win without pitching and this organization continues in an almost mind numbing consistency of failing to develop starting pitchers. And what's even more astonishing is that they all pretty much exhibit the same traits of futility- lousy command, extremely limited stuff, throw an outrangeous amount of pitches, can't field their position, are intimidated by major league hitters, etc..it goes far beyond merely saying the scouting department doesn't have the ability to spot talent. This is a problem where the stench of deplorable instruction reeks on every level. These guys have no clue when they're brought up. None. It's disgraceful and has been the No. 1 reason this team has been horrible for so long. And sadly, almost all of these pitchers will be out of baseball by the time 2015 rolls around.
Buck, and his stubborness to move a player down in the batting lineup. Last year it was Vlad, this year it's Hardy.
At the beginning of the season it was a money ball approach, and in some unexplainable way it landed them in playoff contention at the break. I completely agree that its not sustainable, and needs many additional pieces in order for this to translate into a contending team in the next year. I just don't think the immediate situation is an Angelos issue, however the absolute crap we've dealt with for the 12 years leading up to it certainly was. I'm just saying this year (starting now) will be a chance for him to make this right (no, that excuses nothing in the past, I'm trying to look forward). If we keep the core of this team, add pieces to fill it in, and spend the money to retain our talent, we may actually have a product worth watching next year.
We also have to admit that over time many top talent players have passed on us because we were terrible, not because we weren't willing to pay. Its MUCH more than a money issue, it was about winning, and some unfortunate meddling by Angelos during that time. I'm just not sure I've seen examples of that in the Buck era (as short as that is...)
The O's only give out token offers to top Free Agents. Pretend to have interest to fool the fanbase. And it works... year after year.
I know OBP was stressed in the offseason, but a .303 OBP != Moneyball.
|Terms of Service | Search/Archive | Feedback | Contact Information | DC50tv |
Baltimore Sun | Chicago Tribune | Daily Press | Hartford Courant | LA Times | Orlando Sentinel | Sun Sentinel
The Morning Call | The Virginia Gazette
Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert Street, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore, MD 21278