Despite agreeing to a four-year deal with reliever Darren O’Day this week, the Orioles still aren’t among the big spenders in the free-agent market.
Arguments can – and have been -- made about why the Orioles should or shouldn’t spend.
One side can claim the Orioles bank tons of revenue through their club-owned television network, MASN, that can easily be funneled into the payroll to bring big-ticket free agents to Baltimore. Another side can claim that given Baltimore’s market size, the Orioles ownership must keep the team payroll under control to keep ticket prices affordable for fans.
The Orioles aren’t locked into any bad, dollar-sucking long-term deals, which is a...