Reporting Steve Davis
If it’s true the asking price for Josh Hamilton is dropping, and he might be able to be had for four years, the Orioles should be in the mix.
7 years, no way. 4 years is worth the risk to get a player of Hamilton’s caliber. Yeah, I get it, there’s risk with him, more than with some guys. But, are you in it to win it or not. I don’t want to hear about the Orioles not being able to afford it. They outspent everyone in the mid-90′s, and back then they didn’t have their own cable network, which probably gives them an extra $50 million or so more than other middle market teams.
Peter Angelos is in his 80′s. I don’t believe owners have to spend out of their pockets, but I do believe they want to win. His window to enjoy this club isn’t the same as Steve Bisciotti. I hope he goes for it. And that means taking some risks.