tell me that's not it
tell me that's not it
$1.5m is probably not too much to risk on a guy with a wonky knee (I wish someone would invest 1.5m on me and my wonky knee). I see one of two possibilities: He makes a full comeback and Dan D Looks like a genius, or Jair Jurrjens banks a cool mil and a half and spends the season hanging out with Brian Roberts.
Low risk, potential high reward.
I like the signing as well, $1.5 mill is a small risk high reward signing for a guy who could come back huge.
However this being are only significant signing so far this offseason does not please me at all.
does anyone remember this?
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/o...,2144391.storyThe Orioles expressed interest in Jurrjens last offseason, and he was mentioned as part of a possible trade involving Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, but nothing materialized.
I don't remember any "Jones to Atl" rumors last winter. I'm glad that didn't materialize.
(I like how the idiot in the second one says the Braves "freed up some cap space" )
I like it. A oft' injured SP that throw his fastball at 85-88. (88 MILES AN HOUR!!!!!!)
But it would be sweet if he returned to any bit of his old 2011 self(without the injuries)
most likely a "worthless" move....
another Oriole off season with no substanial upgrades..
see last year
Seems like there's gonna be quite a lot of starters competing for slots this spring.
As a Braves fan I'll tell you he got in managements dog house. Low risk high reward signing.
FYI- the Braves traded Hanson in the off season. They follow the Dodger motto of it is better to trade a guy a year early than a year later. That is why they tried to trade JJ LAST year.
Print the playoff tickets...
Living here and being a huge Rays fan we are accustom to these kinds of signings. The Orioles have used some of the Tampa Bay blueprint and guess what, it works. Who wanted Fernando Rodney last year? Some of these low risk chances pay off and if they don't..you haven't invested a jillion dollars in a player whose prime has past. Don't be so hard on the front office/ownership. It appears they are on the right track. Don't think so..look at the Red Sox.
Remember last year the Braves were offering Jair J (who was coming off a good year) and others to the O's for Adam Jones.
In the last 20 years they have traded for McGriff, Tim Hudson, Jair J., Denny Neagle and Marquis Grissom and gave up very little down the road.
And they let Javy Lopez, Smotlz, Andrew Jones, Gary Sheffield, Bret Boone, Steve Avery go before the bottom fell out on their careers.
And Frank Wren who Angelos fired was involved in many of those deals.
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