Could one of you guys with the positive outlook explain to me what the plan is?
My impression, is that the new FO is focused on creating an actual analytics department, and building a network within LatAm that will allow them to join the other 29 teams in securing commitments, from quality players, to sign with the O's, when they're old enough. Those things are a sharp departure from how Peter ran the team. And it sets the O's in a direction that will allow them to be on equal ground, with the rest of the sport. They need to execute, but from what we're being told, they're the guys that can get the job done.
As for the battle between the "they can compete now and build the future" and "This plan is the only way" camps, I don't have anything new to add to that debate. I see good points brought up by both sides.