mcmahojl wrote:The guy has been nothing but a mess with exception to that little run he had a couple years ago that ended when he was traded to SF. Never put up excellent numbers. And he is a jerk and out of shape.
Free agent pitchers were expensive as all get out this year (Kris Benson signed for like $10 mil a year!?!?! I mean, KRIS BENSON!?!?!). Since the O's went overboard on free agents last year, they didn't have any money left to go after an ace this year, so they're basically stuck with Ponson, in whom they made a terrible investment last year.
From everything I've heard the O's DID and DO have $$$. For 2004 they were actually looking to make 1 more big signing. I can't remember who it was, but I think they were trying to get a RF to move Gibbons. And now they are free of Segui's contract and one or two more hefty ones.
Angelos just doesn't want people to show up, so he can demand a sweeter deal from MLB. To this I say Go Nats!