I was going to post the link and let it go, but since you brought it up... I strongly disagree with Roch here.
I think his point is you don't spend money at this point in a rebuild, but I disagree there too.
It doesn't matter if you are not in position to win today, if the player you are obtaining could help you when you are, and the contract would cover then.
That is one of the things that bugs me, with the way the Orioles are approaching the rebuild. IMO, the Orioles are hiding behind the "rebuild" in a way to cut cost. If we are truly trying to build the talent pipeline, we should be open to signing guys like Kim, who are young and can be with youfor at least 4-6 years. There are free agents who can be had at a bargain rate this year, but I highly doubt we even kick the tires.
My fear is this tear down (or as I prefer, tank), goes on another year or two. I think the goal is to have payroll under 35 M when the Davis contract clears, then start to add. I do not want to wait another 2 years, while any veteran with value, is cut or given away, as they approach arbitration.