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#1 Slidemaster

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

Yeah, Tampa is known for terrible baseball decisions. I'm sure the O's made the right call. And now the best FA pitcher left is gone.

60-65 wins. Last place for the foreseeable future, all while watching Balfour close out game after game against them in the division.

Edited by Slidemaster, 23 January 2014 - 07:10 PM.

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#2 Oriole-Bob

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

4 yr $52 mill for Garza, that's not bad at all.  Garza is only 30 though, we are probably holding out for 36 yr old Arroyo to give us a discount on a 2 yr deal.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

Looks like it's going to be a long excruciating summer



#4 Slidemaster

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

The O's are getting laughed at relentlessly on MLB radio. Jim Bowden just was asked if Fernando Rodney was a good fit for the team and he responded with "sure, but what if he has a toothache and he fails the Orioles' physical?"
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#5 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

Garza wasn't so hot in Texas, probably made the right choice going back to the NL.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

4 yr $52 mill for Garza, that's not bad at all.  Garza is only 30 though, we are probably holding out for 36 yr old Arroyo to give us a discount on a 2 yr deal.

Hey...wait a minute. 52 divided by 4 =13

 

and unless I miscalculated, 13 is less than 17.

 

now I'm confused  :huh:


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#7 Thirteen

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:57 PM

Orioles offered Balfour $15m, and he got $12m from Tampa. He should sue the Orioles for the other $3m.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:07 PM

Orioles offered Balfour $15m, and he got $12m from Tampa. He should sue the Orioles for the other $3m.

in the wake of the O's backing out of the deal, he mentioned that he was considering filing a grievance if he's earning potential was decreased by that situation. I wonder if he's still considering it. from the outside looking in, it seems like he may have a worthy argument. but I'm sure there are several factors that would have to be overcome. it would set a precedent, that's for sure. I can't think of a situation where a deal was called off under these circumstances.  


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#9 Thirteen

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:13 PM

I can't think of a situation where a deal was called off under these circumstances.


January, 2000:
The player: Aaron Sele
The Team: The Orioles

Sele signed with Seattle and went 17-10, followed by a 15-5 the next year.

So much for Peter's "doctors".

#10 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

Yeah, Tampa is known for terrible baseball decisions. I'm sure the O's made the right call. And now the best FA pitcher left is gone4.
 

 

But Jason Hammel is still available!



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:11 PM

Hey...wait a minute. 52 divided by 4 =13

 

and unless I miscalculated, 13 is less than 17.

 

now I'm confused  :huh:

No...that is 17 free agent scrubs at $1.0 each for 1 year!!!!

 

LOL.



#12 bmore_ken

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:49 AM

But Jason Hammel is still available!

I'm actually surprised he hasn't been resigned yet


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

I'm actually surprised he hasn't been resigned yet

Give it a week.

 

Teams are going to start gobbling up the remaining pitchers now that the Yankees have Tomaka (sp?).



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:46 AM


60-65 wins. Last place for the foreseeable future, all while watching Balfour close out game after game against them in the division.

Nice to see that you work out your positive attitude in the off season just like the players.



#15 Oriole-Bob

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:14 AM

Give it a week.

 

Teams are going to start gobbling up the remaining pitchers now that the Yankees have Tomaka (sp?).

 

I'm pretty sure the Tanaka signing has very little to do with Hammel being signed :)



#16 weird-O

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:35 AM

January, 2000:
The player: Aaron Sele
The Team: The Orioles

Sele signed with Seattle and went 17-10, followed by a 15-5 the next year.

So much for Peter's "doctors".

I should have clarified that I was asking about the other 29 teams. the O's do this with regularity. They did the same thing to Jeremy Burnitz. 


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#17 Slidemaster

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:42 AM

Nice to see that you work out your positive attitude in the off season just like the players.


Name me one thing to be positive about that has happened this offseason.
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#18 weird-O

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

Name me one thing to be positive about that has happened this offseason.

even the Sun writers have turned on Angelos. I've read 3 articles this week that actually have teeth. of course, Encina still writes his sycophantic poetry of love for Angelos  


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#19 Struds

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

Name me one thing to be positive about that has happened this offseason.

I'm positive I'll be spending far fewer dollars at OPACY this summer.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

I just wonder if there is any other way that fans can stop this madness. To me, even though fans don't technically own the team, there should be some legal way to end the behavior of robber barons like this.
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