It would mean much more than revanue of the hometown kid. Much more than filling seats using his name. Much more than a great first basemen. Have you ever thought that getting Tex would mean a great pitcher? Or a star center fielder? Ever thought that getting him could mean a great new SS?
I realize what you must be thinking, he plays first base idiot! But think about it. The Orioles make star free agents scared. Scared of what a blunder their careers will be playing for the empitime of the MLB. Getting Tex would show the other Tex's of the world that coming to Baltimore isn't that bad. With Hernandez gone and Wieters ready to start, with Adam Jones emergining as a talented player, with Markakis always very good, and young minor league talents pitching, the Orioles aren't far way from contending. If we get one big free agent, much more will be to come. Think about that.