People let's remeber a few things before we disagree with Ghost Oriole:Actually Ghost its been 2 years and MacPhail as of today he no longer has Payton, Millar, Bedard, Tejada, Gibbons, Bradford, Patterson, Trachsel and a few others. A few of those were untradable due to money or no ability.
And someone please explain to me how 1st base is the 'least of our worries'? The O's haven't had an everyday 1st baseman to speak of in years. And don't give me the Huff had a better year then Teixeira crap because he didn't.
Huff .304 .360 .552 .912 32 HR 108 RBI
Teix .308 .410 .552 .962 33 HR 121 RBI
1B is a major offensive position and the O's haven't had a major offensive 1B in a decade. Now Teixeira said before playing for the O's is a life long dream. Well lets hope they make it a reality.
And he won't be a Yankee they have too many Dh/1B type players as is. And they want pitching not more hitting.
1.Statistics and facts that don't support Ghost Orioles argument can not really be conidered valid or relevant
2. Andy MacPail was hired two years ago and obviously should have been making trades and acquring players immediately. The fact that this team and all of the farm system has not been totally revamped by now is impossible to believe.
3. The Orioles not making the World Series this year after Andy MacPhail had two whole years to change things around can be considered a complete failure.
4. The Orioles front office preceeding Andy MacPhail made no trades, moves or signings that should be considered when evaluating Andy MacPhail's performance. The lack of talent throughout the organization when he came aboard is completely his responsibility.
5. Peter Angelos is the Devil incarnate and his hobbies other than destroying baseball franchises include shooting new born puppies and fire bombing orphanages