Friday, July 21, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, July 21, 2023 -- "Birdland"


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"Few teams in baseball will have more ability to buy talent on the market. The Orioles do not have a contract commitment above the minimum salary on the books for 2024. Their projected payroll, looking at arbitration cases, comes in around $60 million. There isn’t a starting pitcher on the market, free agent or trade, that they couldn’t acquire for talent or money. We don’t talk about this much, but the Orioles’ laughably low payrolls in recent years, relative to revenues, should have created a war chest for use when the team is ready to win.

"The team is ready to win."