The annual Winter Meetings are in full effect at Opryland now, and the O's name has popped up a number of times, albeit most of those had caused me to gasp in horror. No Josh Hamilton or Zach Greinke for Birdland. We are inevitably going to get stuck with some of the Nationals scraps, whether it be LaRoche, Morse, or Lannan. Sigh...
Let's have a gander at what's going on!
Aiming to upgrade offense, Orioles continue talks | orioles.com: News
All sorts of nuggets here. But will they lead to any future pile-jumpers? That, my friends, is the question.
Oooh! That last sentence has me feeling all warm and fuzzy! As for the article itself, when proposing trade ideas that you thunk up please keep this in mind and adjust said proposals accordingly, "fans of a club - like, say, the Orioles - tend to value their own players more than the other teams do."
Dave Cameron makes some salient points regarding the apple of many an O's fan's eyes, one Billy Butler. I, however, would simply counter Mr. Cameron's logic and rationalism with this: Butler's nickname is 'Country Breakfast'. All other arguments are invalid. Go get him Duquette.
Angelos' ought to just channel Micheal Corleone here. "My final offer is this: nothing." And why is MLB seemingly doing everything in their power to attend to the concerns and grievances of the Nats?
To Tezlander, with love!
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So much for that idea, which I have been attempting to introduce into the Camden Chat hivemind.
Today is the birthday of brief Oriole, Lee Smith, and old timey O Scoops Carey.