mightyian5 wrote:lets say that baltimore did sign the two of them. where do you guys think their team would stand then? is it really wise to be hopeful of contention when youre in a division with the bosox and yanks as well as the young and hungry blue jays? those signings would still mean a 3rd or 4th finish. some of that money could be used to find some pitching.
I don't think Baltimore is trying to compete with the Yank/Sox. I don't even think they are all that worried about where they finish in the division. I think they are trying to put a better quality product on the field. That will increase ticket and merchandise sales, along with TV ratings, endorsements, etc. They are doing exactly what all teams should. Start at the bottom, build a solid team, and be able to compete with no money restrictions in the future. Solid business plan.