Its hard to believe the short sightedness of the Oriole management in awarding such a paltry salary to Manny Machado, third baseman extraordinaire, winner of a platinum glove award, not to mention playing his heart out for his team and fans during the 2013 season ("The price is light," March 11). If this is the way you reward dedication, it will serve you right if he walks to another team with next year's negotiations!

Debby Hyson, Essex

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