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I get what you’re saying about the Rangers and O’s, but have a different take on it. Yes, the O’s put their fans through hell with a tank job. But they (like the Royals) weren’t going to pay silly money like the Rangers, and more importantly, the O’s actually had a plan AND executed on it.

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At the end of the day I don’t care if it is the Orioles way or the Rangers way. Just get competitive. As hard as it is in baseball to lose 100 games. Getting a .500 season out of your organization should be a pretty regular occurrence for any team. It’s not like football where that is almost every year. But in an 8 year stretch here…..we should have at least 3 .500 seasons by now. They make it look that hard…but I don’t think it should be.

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<<You don’t have to look any further than our beloved Royals. One of those teams in the ALCS is a team the Royals swept on the road when that team was legitimately fighting for their playoff lives. If the Royals can do that on a random weekend, can’t an actually good team?>>

We were all thinking this, really.

I’m rooting for the Rangers versus the Diamondbacks in the series, but I acknowledge the Diamondbacks will have to seize momentum and luck. The Braves were shockingly limp.

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Really appreciate the good content and insight as always! Ive really enjoyed all your offseason articles, and looking forward to more! Very happy to hear that there will potentially be some development hires soon! That was probably at the top of my offseason wish list. Pairing that with a new scouting director looks promising when it comes to the FO self awareness and process. It's going to be a very intriguing offseason for sure!

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