Back at you.
Post a future lineup that will compete with the Yankees with your method.
So I think this is funny. Again, you're kind of making my point.
In my opinion, the Orioles will not reasonably have anything greater than about a 35% chance of making the Playoffs. It's not that strange things couldn't happen (someone[s] emerges in irrational ways) and you could create more opportunity but the other teams in this Division have proven good and are trying. Losing now doesn't really change your future opportunity much at all. You need to be both good and some level lucky (or make your own luck).
My 'method' looks like a better (short term and long term) version of the 2012-2016 teams.
Mike Elias is telling you..."be patient, you can't rush the process and it will be worth it".
You should ask him what "it will be worth it" means.
Your position is Yankee money wins over everything. If that's true, what are the Orioles going to do? Can they actually build a 90% chance to make the playoffs where they're a clearly dominant (95+ win) team?
If the answer to that is yes, no worries, I wind up in basically the same spot.
If the answer is no, then we should be taking the best shot we can every year and let's see what happens.
This last decade is the first decade in Yankee history where they didn't appear in a World Series. In fact, they only made the playoffs 7 of the 10 years despite racking up the largest total payrolls.
...and we're going to roll over for them.
The only years you can't win are the ones you don't even try.
Since we don't know what is going to happen with the teams around us (other than they are trying to win) put yourself in the most reasonable Win now-Win Later position you can.
Like I suggested, it's only too late this year because they want to lose more.