Orioles should bring Jones back on the cheap. Astroball laid out that Elias and Lunhow found that veteran presence is necessary for team chemistry, and were ale put a value on team chemistry. Six games i think it was. It's why the Cubs had David Ross on their team, and the Astros bringing back 40-some year old Carlos Beltran. There are statistically better players out there. But leadership presence, a glue bonding the young team, counts for six wins, thats someone you don't have to pay 6.0 WAR in millions of dollars for.
Of course trying to win isn't on the table for.....a while...I guess.
Good that you met your quota on that comment, Mike!! Well done!
AS for your actual post content, well said! When we're "ready to win", we'll bring in vets.