As we are now into the off-season, the question on everyone’s mind is – how will the Orioles rebuild their organization from the ground up?
Now, Dan Duquette is at the helm of the Orioles and he’s got quite the monumental task of restoring them back to prominence.
In a few interviews that Duquette has given in the past week or so with the local media, it looks like he will focus on building the team up via draft picks, trades; in addition to trying to find players who could be serviceable, while not breaking the bank.
That means that there will not be a C.J. Wilson, Mark Buehrle, Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder in the orange and black for 2012 – unless a big surprise or miracle happens.
It looks like the Orioles will not be big players in free agency and going to build from the ground up – again.
It’s not a bad plan to follow; however, the formula for one reason or another, has not worked at all for the organization.
As a fan, I would like to see a player or two signed that I can go the ballpark and say, “damn, with this guy, he can be an impact player andange a ballgame”.
Not that the current crop of Orioles can’t do the job; however, there’s not an impact bat or arm on the squad heading into 2012 that can be a game-changer.
Right now, the Orioles needed another starting pitcher or two, possibly a corner infielder, a bullpen arm or two, maybe a second baseman and a backup catcher (not so important right now).
I know that many of us fans are really tired of seeing the team lose more often than win.