However, with the additions this offseason has brought, plus a season of players staying healthy and Romero returning to form the Jays SHOULD contend.
I still say more needs to go right for the Os to contend than the Jays do.
If the Os were hit with the Injuries the Jays were, they would be right where the Jays finished. You can't predict injuries.
While I don't think the Os will repeat last season, I can see them being an over
I don't think Hamilton is the answer, though.
If the O's don't want to have to win all of those one run games, the easiest thing to do would be improve their lineup and horrible OBP. Maybe they do that from within by re-signing McLouth and with Machado. But they're likely going to need another bat. I wouldn't spend money on a pitcher.
Last edited by Driven; 11-29-2012 at 11:42 PM.
Hamilton to O's would def. make up for some spotty starts in the rotation and help out the pen bc his bat will add just that many more runs/play extending opportunities to score. Change of environment is great for him especially still playing in the AL.
I am not to sold on the 115 mill contract.
I'd offer him 4 years for 93 mill. Keep that extra year in your pocket to save. if he's still serviceable as a dh by year 5 u can offer him nearly half of his annual salary.
Did we have as many? no. But Kakis missed 60 games, Hammel missed essentially the entire 2nd half. B-Rob was out essentially the whole year after returning for a short stint. Reimold who was suppose to be our lead off hitter and was having a great year was out for the majority of the year. Wada, who was suppose to be a big piece to our bullpen or possibly our rotation missed the entire season. Reynolds missed 30 games. Machado, McLouth, and Reynolds all didn't either join the team or switch the position that suited them best until essentially the 2nd half or near the end of the year. All 3 of those guys are what propelled us from the worst defense in the 1st half to one of the better in the 2nd half.
Thanks for you ignorance on giving the Orioles absolutely no credit for what they did and saying they have no chance on being a relevant team essentially...it goes both way there bud.
93 wins speaks for itself...
"It's unlikely it will happen again". That's what I laugh at, you can go ahead and say it's unlikely all you want. That's what you would have said last year, and guess what? It happened. I'm not in any way saying we do that crazy one game win streak like this year, but that doesn't mean we still can't have a very good record at seasons end.
Edit: just to be clear, i'm not saying Kakis is as good as Bautista. But for our offense, he was probably that important considering the tear he was on and what he did for our offense.
Last edited by WolvesJagsOs; 11-30-2012 at 12:55 AM.
You can laugh all you want, because you know it's the truth. Lightning doesn't strike the same place twice. I don't think you comprehend it, if those crazy numbers don't happen, we're talking about a .500 team here, maybe worse. That's reality.
I would love this to happen. The only thing I would rather have happen next season more than the Orioles staying relevant and making a deep October run is watching the Giants repeat.
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