But you have to go to non-baseball activities to prove it. With good reason: his management of the Orioles has been incompetent.Originally Posted by bobby jr
So that was a decade ago. Since then, 9 consecutive losing seasons. Not that teams don't have to rebuild, but looking around the league, the Marlins have been broken down, rebuilt into a championship team, and broken down again since the last time the Orioles were in the playoffs.And as for his tenure as Orioles owner, he got the team into two consecutive playoffs in 96-97, before that I believe there was a 13 year drought before Angelos took over as owner and turned things around. If breaks (and a couple of blown calls) had gone the Orioles way, they could easily have won the World Series at least one of the playoff years.
Put another way: of all the teams in MLB, only Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh have gone longer without a winning season (assuming Detroit finishes over .500 this year, which seems likely). Both teams have a fraction of Baltimore's resources - even 'no-hopers' Florida, Kansas City, Colorado, and Cleveland have had winning seasons recently. If payroll is so vital, certainly it's a stunning indictment of Orioles management - that they've been less successful than KC despite twice the resources.
What's Angelos been doing since 1997?
All evidence to the contrary.I think Peter Angelos can turn the O's franchise around. Although I disagree with the present economic system in MLB, you have to fight fire with fire at times. So the Orioles are now getting a lot of money because of the Nats TV deal and I am confident Angelos will pump that money back into the team.
Over the last decade, Angelos has done more to damage his team than pretty much any other owner with the possible exception of Loria and Pohlad (and Pohlad's team has succeeded in spite of him). The fact that he needs to extort money out of the Nationals to even begin to think about building a team that can win as many as it loses is a dramatic demonstration of how incompetent he appears to be.
Orioles fans deserve better than Angelos. Hell, anyone who watches baseball deserves better than Angelos.
Be seeing you,