We had someone call the show Tuesday morning about the Orioles lack of activity this off-season. He summed it up in one word: Pathetic.
So, we asked listeners to call in and text in with their one word description of the Orioles’ off-season. The word were varied, but not very positive. Disappointing, lame, cheap, miserly, insulting, Angelosian, deceptive, what?, lackluster, regrettable, embarrassing, etc.READ MORE: Jackson Sworn In, Becomes First Black Woman On Supreme Court
You get the point. People are unhappy.
My question is: Do the Orioles get the point? These are your customers, and this is how they feel.READ MORE: Pikesville Man Accused Pointing Gun At Other Driver In 'Road Rage Incident'
My word was “unacceptable.” This is unacceptable that a team that has had back to back winning seasons is on course to reduce its payroll and hasn’t replaced its All-star closer, one member of the rotation, and hasn’t upgraded at 2nd base or DH.
The Orioles will receive an additional $25 million above and beyond what they received last year for their share of the national TV deal. That is EXTRA money, and they aren’t spending it.MORE NEWS: Gun Spotted In Driver's Car Before Baltimore Officer Dragged, Court Documents Say
Sure, they might still sign a player or two when the prices drop closer to spring training, but I find it hard to believe that they will be the kinds of players that will make this team better. I keep telling people, yes, Peter Angelos “wants” to win, but it sure doesn’t seem like he is willing to do what it takes to win.