Baltimore Orioles Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward Part 1
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The Baltimore Orioles have not had a banner offseason, and their reluctance to up the ante in payroll might become the biggest reason why the team goes backwards in progression for 2014.
The franchise has Chris Davis in his 2nd year of Arbitration – and will enter the 8 figure salary ranger for the 2014 campaign. MLB Trade Rumors has listed him as possibly making $10 MIL based on their grid.
Matt Wieters Highlights 2013
As of right now, the teams projected salary for 2014 is around the $80 MIL range. This is completely unacceptable to compete in the AL East.
Forget the model the Tampa Bay Rays have used for the last 6 years, Baltimore can draw fans with a decent team at Oriole Park At Camden Yards.
The club needs a Starter, and some help in the Bullpen. The club is also in need of some bench help. The management must spend at east $20 – $25 MIL more on payroll this year.
In 2013, the team neglected to pay any Free Agents, plus failed to upgrade on their Starting Rotation.
This website was on the stance that this was a mistake.
With the Grant Balfour contract retraction still fresh on everyone’s mind, the brass could really win back some good faith by inking a couple of guys to deals.
I think Kendrys Morales would be perfectly suited to be a Baltimore Orioles player. He can dill the DH role, and is also a backup 1B for Chris Davis for a few years – in case the man becomes to expensive keep the slugger.
Morales could probably be had for a 3 YR deal worth about $33 – $36 MIL. While this sounds like a lot of money, it would be a smart move to add 20 HRs and 80 RBI.
On the Bullpen front, the team is looking for a cheap replacement now that the Balfour situation is closed. They may be better of trying to start the season with Tommy Hunter manning the position.
A more pressing need would be to acquire a Starting Pitcher like Matt Garza. The guy has AL East and playoff experience.
Like last year, people seem to think that Kevin Gausman is the answer. That maybe the case in a few years, and with Dylan Bundy also recovering from surgery, this club needs to supplant the Staff with a solid #2 or #3 pitcher.
There are few aces that would come into the financial budget of the O’s, and I like the progress of Chris Tillman in heading towards a front end rotation Starter.
We wrote an article on Baltimore’s renewed attendance over the last few years, and with the Yankees not blowing the 2014 payroll off the mark yet, this season may be the clubs best time to contend.
J.J. Hardy is on the last year of his deal, Matt Wieters is not around forever, and all of your players will just keep upping their salaries for years.
Payroll 2014 – 2016 Three Year Outlook
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About chuckbooth3023I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at https://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/
Posted on January 13, 2014, in MLB Payroll and Contracts and tagged @MLBreports on twitter, @prosportsroster on twitter, brad brach, bud norris, chris davis, chris tillman, Chuck Booth, darren o'day, David Lough, dylan bundy, Edgmer Escalona, Francisco Peguero, Henry Urrutia, j.j. hardy, jason hammel, jeff kleiner, Josh Stinson, kendrys morales, kevin gausman, liam hendriks, manny machado, matt garza, matt wieters, nick markakis, Nolan Reimold, Steve Clevenger, steve johnson, steve pearce, T.J. McFarland, tommy hunter, troy patton, wei-yin chan, www.prosportsrosters.com. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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