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vansmack

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« Reply #1230 on: December 03, 2013, 01:04:57 pm »
Jeff Passan (of Yahoo Sports)

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Jim Johnson trade was an obvious salary dump for Baltimore. Source said Orioles could be using money to pursue outfielder Nelson Cruz.


Previous 'Roiders have had a great history in Baltimore, eh?
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« Reply #1231 on: December 03, 2013, 02:30:53 pm »
"inside sources" saying buck wasn't happy at all about this

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« Reply #1232 on: December 03, 2013, 04:07:51 pm »
It's all about the 'allocation of resources'.

atomic

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« Reply #1233 on: December 03, 2013, 05:40:26 pm »
terrible terrible move by the orioles.  but i guess Angelos saves money

How is it a terrible move to save 10 million dollars and having a terrrible player off the team.  I think I saw Jim Johnson in person totally self-destruct 4 times this off-season.  He cost us any chance of being in the playoffs. I almost feel that Buck should be let go for keep putting him out there.   Johnson is awful under pressure.  He is like Billy Cundiff.  Did people cry when Cundiff was let go?  He was making a lot less than Johnson.  Maybe the A's plan to turn him into a starter as he certainly isn't worth that much money as a subpar relief pitcher.

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« Reply #1234 on: December 03, 2013, 05:41:33 pm »
"inside sources" saying buck wasn't happy at all about this

Buck sticks by his crappy veterans no matter what.  That is why we saw Brian Roberts in the line-up day after day without producing.  Or how Mark Reynolds kept playing third base for the O's.   DD has only one move to get bad players out of the line-up.  Unload them for nothing.

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« Reply #1235 on: December 05, 2013, 09:43:25 am »
terrible terrible move by the orioles.  but i guess Angelos saves money

How is it a terrible move to save 10 million dollars and having a terrrible player off the team.  I think I saw Jim Johnson in person totally self-destruct 4 times this off-season.  He cost us any chance of being in the playoffs. I almost feel that Buck should be let go for keep putting him out there.   Johnson is awful under pressure.  He is like Billy Cundiff.  Did people cry when Cundiff was let go?  He was making a lot less than Johnson.  Maybe the A's plan to turn him into a starter as he certainly isn't worth that much money as a subpar relief pitcher.

I have to say I'm with Atomic on this one.  So telling what would happen this year, and he was a player in the O's not making the playoffs (of course, the offense could have also stepped up for many many games).

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« Reply #1236 on: December 05, 2013, 10:39:41 am »
If your budget really is $100M is difficult to justify giving 10% or more of that to your closer.

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« Reply #1237 on: December 05, 2013, 04:31:08 pm »
Anyhow, Jemile Weeks is not your answer at 2B.
She's also horrible on Numbers Never Lie or whatever that PTI ripoff is she's on.
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« Reply #1238 on: December 07, 2013, 09:13:38 am »
Per Roch at MASN -

Next year, they will have five different tiers of tickets for their 81 home games - six "value" games, 49 "classic", seven "select", 14 "prime" and five "elite," which will bring the highest cost. More than half the teams in the majors half have implemented this system. It's trendy.

The six value dates are April 14-16 versus the Rays and Sept. 15-17 versus the Blue Jays. The elite dates are the March 31 season opener against the Red Sox, July 12 versus the Yankees, Aug. 9 versus the Cardinals, Sept. 13 versus the Yankees and Sept. 20 versus the Red Sox.

Overall, the price of tickets for season plan holders will go up about 5 percent, the first increase since 2008 (some categories haven't increased in more than 10 years.)

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« Reply #1239 on: December 09, 2013, 10:07:13 am »
I'm okay with the prices going up.  The Orioles have some of the cheapest prices of any games I've been to, and that includes Cleveland where they have 1/3 of the stadium roped off!

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« Reply #1240 on: December 09, 2013, 11:49:26 am »
I'm okay with the prices going up.  The Orioles have some of the cheapest prices of any games I've been to, and that includes Cleveland where they have 1/3 of the stadium roped off!

These are season ticket prices.  Other game ticket prices will be variable.  Last year my tickets were 32 dollars a game and if I wanted more tickets in my section for other games they were still 32 dollars a game.  Next year I won't know the price of a ticket until I buy it.  They are copying how airlines sell tickets.  As I have pointed elsewhere this policy has worked so well for airlines that almost every airline has gone into bankruptcy and the net profits from airlines throughout history is a negative number.  So yeah good idea.

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« Reply #1241 on: December 09, 2013, 12:42:02 pm »
I am getting a 13 game plan.

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« Reply #1242 on: December 09, 2013, 12:42:39 pm »
That way of pricing tickets is in effect for other organizations as well.

atomic

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« Reply #1243 on: December 09, 2013, 12:43:35 pm »
That way of pricing tickets is in effect for other organizations as well.

Well since other organizations are doing something really stupid we should do it as well?

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« Reply #1244 on: December 09, 2013, 12:46:02 pm »
I probably wouldn't have announced an increase in ticket prices until I signed a quality free agent or made a blockbuster deal, but that's just me.
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