Re: All is not well in Baltimore
I'm dissapoined too as the rest of us on here are but at the beginning of the year did anyone really expect this team to contend.Its the last week of the season and they still haven't been mathamatically eliminated yet. I guess thats saying something although it is the same as the last six years. With all the tinkering Wayne did with the pitching its the offense that went south on this team the last six weeks. Dunn has really stunk it up and Griffey isn't far behind. Phillips has an obp of less than 300 the last two months, Ross and Freel are striking out at Adam Dunn pace and Hatteburg finally came down to earth. Its still to soon to say we got fleeced on the Kearns Lopez trade but it does look like a veteran GM took advantage of a rookie GM.
There are five things I do this off season if I'm Krisky.1.I trade Dunn for an outfielder who can make contact at the plate and drive in 80 runs or better.2.Griffey goes to Left or right and if doesn't then he's not a team player. 3.I dump Hatteburg and give Aurilia 1st base for 2007.I'm tired of having a pop and Judy hitting 1st baseman.4.I go after the best starting pitcher on the free agent market hot and heavy.If its Schmidt and he wants 12 to 14 million a year then do it.If you want to excite this city and let them know you mean business this will do it.5. I've been a Jerry Narron supporter all year and for the most he's done his best with what he's had to work with but I just don't see him as a great motivater.It just seems like he's quit with the rest of the team.Giving this I would go after Big Lou or any manager who won't stand by quietly while the ship is sinking.
I'm spending a lot of money here but I think they have it and if success is in the cards then they had better spend it. Just an opinion.
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