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murph last won the day on November 10 2016

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    IT Manager
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    Manny Machado
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  1. Payroll.....

    Right. I am not economist, but it basically comes down to the cost of money. Like you said money now vs money later. Don’t think it has anything at all to do with future contracts. But I still do not think there’s any chance they sign Manny. Seeing him as a Yankee it’s going to sting more than seeing Mussina as a Yankee.
  2. Vargas to the Mets :(

    Looks 2/16? Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets and Jason Vargas have agreed to terms on a contract. The deal, which is pending a physical, is for two years and $16 million and contains a club option for 2020, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Vargas, 35, made his first All-Star team last season after posting a 2.62 ERA over 17 first-half starts, but he faded badly in the second half with a 6.38 ERA over his final 15 outings. He'll serve as the Mets' No. 5 starter and gives them their lone left-hander in the rotation. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/4117/jason-vargas
  3. Vargas to the Mets :(

    I don't know that second half was so bad, I'm not too disappointed with not signing him. And based on what LukeOH has said on Cortes, I'm intrigued. But, I do agree and hope we are in on Lynn or Cobb (highly doubt it, but hopeful).
  4. Cashner signing

    It is and if Tillman is there in camp with the O's, you have to think he is tucked away getting his work in somewhere so he will be ready if/when they sign him.
  5. Cashner signing

    Maybe the O's think the market is just so depressed and Tillman was so bad last year, they just don't have to?
  6. Tracking Ex Oriole Thread

    We have a Junior Lake sighting: Mariners signed OF Junior Lake to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The former Cubs prospect spent the majority of the 2017 season in the Mexican League, slashing .288/.411/.510 in 186 plate appearances with Bravos de Leon. Lake is highly doubtful to make the Mariners' major league roster out of camp. He holds a .235/.278/.376 career batting line at baseball's highest level. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/6873/junior-lake
  7. The Rotation

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/4484/tim-lincecum Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said his club will have representation at Tim Lincecum's showcase on Thursday. Lincecum is scheduled to throw for scouts and front office members of interested teams this Thursday at Driveline Baseball Research Lab, just outside of Seattle. Word is the Giants, Yankees, Brewers, Padres, and Twins will also be in attendance. There are probably some others as well. Lincecum didn't pitch anywhere professionally in 2017 and registered a 9.16 ERA over nine starts with the Angels in 2016, but the 33-year-old right-hander has reportedly looked quite impressive in recent private workouts
  8. Do Long Term FA Contracts Ever Work Out?

    And if he does make that contract worth its value, he has to be in the HOF conversation, I would think.
  9. Do Long Term FA Contracts Ever Work Out?

    2.3 and 6.0 bWar so far on the current deal too. But no way that one works out in the end, right?
  10. Do Long Term FA Contracts Ever Work Out?

    Matt Holliday?
  11. Spring Training - Official 2018 Thread

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/9156/perci-garner Perci Garner underwent surgery on December 7 to repair a small tear in the meniscus in his left knee. Garner has already thrown two bullpen sessions and says he feels good, so it shouldn't impact him this spring. The 29-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Orioles over the winter after spendin
  12. Thanks much SteveA, this has been fantastic reading. As others said, I can't imagine the effort, but it is much appreciated. Great, the thread is over, which means spring training starts and we can start enjoying our completely rebuilt rost.......oh wait.
  13. Slow Offseason around MLB

    Another big name dropped: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals have signed free agent right-hander Bud Norris, pending a physical. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/5296/bud-norris
  14. The Rotation

    Agreed and I so wish we knew they did definitely had a plan or direction at least....
  15. The Rotation

    http://rotoworld.com/player/mlb/5585/jake-odorizzi Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Orioles, Twins, Brewers, Cubs and Yankees are among the teams that have inquired on Jake Odorizzi. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that the Cardinals and Angels have also discussed Odorizzi with the Rays. We can safely cross the Cubs off the list of clubs having interest in Odorizzi after they agreed to terms with Yu Darvish, but the right-hander makes some sense as a target for the other teams. Odorizzi will make a little over $6 million in 2018 and is under team control for 2019, as well, but the quasi-rebuilding Rays would like to shed his contract. Feb 11 - 9:48 AM Something interesting? Jake has been very consistent on his K/9. 8.0 exactly each of the last 3 years. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/odorija01.shtml