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The Cow wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:The Cow wrote:What are the Orioles doing? They trade Tejada. Brian Roberts could also be traded. Eric Bedard is being shopped. Are they looking for a complete rebuild?
Um, shouldn't they be?
Well the O's are pretty crappy, but unless the pitcher they are receiving in the Tejada deal is any good, they got hosed. I look at the O's and their best players are Bedard, Markakis, Roberts and Tejada. Maybe I forgot an arm, but if they deal all 3, they are left with Markakis and prospects. I guess they should rebuild, but can't they rebuild and keep a Bedard? The O's are a dreadful franchise. Whatever its the O's its not like they are going to make the playoffs. The O's, D-Rays and Blue Jays are really stuck behind the big money of the Yanks and Sox. Maybe the Yanks and Sox should just have their own division, LOL. Though the Tribe is still better than both unless of course the Sox get Santana.
jake_harv88 wrote:Yeah I'm sorry if you dont think the orioles should trade everyone but markakis then you should be thrown into the same category as former GM jim duqette. Like its been said Bedard isn't going to re-sign. So if you dont trade him you lose him for nothing. Tejada is a good trade piece that is clearly past his prime. Lets just say the orioles aren't going to win a championship with tejada in the lineup. I was surprised by the roberts talk but if he brings back pie or hill i would be very happy. Keep in mind the orioles drafted Wieter in the most recent draft so moving ramon hernandez is not completely out of the question...
For the first time in my lifetime I feel like the orioles actually have some direction to their time. For years now they have been stuck in a "are we rebuilding or not zone". At least at this point the Os are looking to make some good moves. I'm also pretty optimistic that the orioles haven't rushed into a deal. They seem to really be trying to get the most for their players
horatio wrote:I've had Bedard and either Roberts, Markakis, or Tejada on my fantasy squad over the last two years so I've paid a little attention to the birds and although I'm not seeing the games on TV it seems like the O's really aren't that bad, they could use a little help with their starting rotation but their hitting seemed to get them ahead or at least keep them in a lot of games, their weakness was by far their horrid bullpen; I don't know how many times I saw Bedard leave the game with a lead only to end up getting the no decision.
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