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SBD/August 29, 2012/Franchises
Orioles Struggle To Draw Fans Despite Leading A.L. Wild Card Race
Published August 29, 2012
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DOLLARS AND CENTS: FOXSPORTS.com’s Ken Rosenthal wrote that a footnote to the Orioles’ acquisition of P Joe Saunders from the D’Backs in exchange for P Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named was that the Orioles also received “cash considerations.” Rosenthal wrote, “It raised the question: Are the Orioles able to add payroll?” Orioles GM Dan Duquette said, “I was just trying to stay within our budget. Our budget is based on the revenue generated by the team.” Rosenthal wrote, “That revenue likely is disappointing, considering that the Orioles are drawing modestly despite being tied for the American League wild-card lead” (FOXSPORTS.com, 8/28).