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    Why would a pitcher come to the Orioles?

    Why would a pitcher sign as a free agent here if he had the choice to go elsewhere? The player could lose millions of dollars if the deal is void. Perhaps can finish his career. Not like the Orioles are overly aggressive in free agency. You can still get the guys who have no other option


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    No good pitcher was coming here in the first place.

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    I am confused. We offered Floyd a two year contract. He was coming off of an injury. I wonder how his physical might have went?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimed1 View Post
    I am confused. We offered Floyd a two year contract. He was coming off of an injury. I wonder how his physical might have went?
    They offered him a guaranteed $4 million that could have grown to much more over two years if he reached incentives. That's a lot different than guaranteeing $15 million.

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    Balfour's agent must be so pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan-O View Post
    Balfour's agent must be so pissed.
    Yup,not to mention Balfour. When DD says I don't think they will fill a grievance that is not good for any agent dealing with the Orioles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimed1 View Post
    I am confused. We offered Floyd a two year contract. He was coming off of an injury. I wonder how his physical might have went?


    Here you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimed1 View Post
    Why would a pitcher sign as a free agent here if he had the choice to go elsewhere?
    $$$$

    But we arent going to spend it on a pitcher, so the point is moot. Cano is proof that for enough money, players will go anywhere.

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    Maybe he gets to keep a copy of his x-rays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdland View Post


    Here you go.
    Peter got involved. Book it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimed1 View Post
    Why would a pitcher sign as a free agent here if he had the choice to go elsewhere? The player could lose millions of dollars if the deal is void. Perhaps can finish his career. Not like the Orioles are overly aggressive in free agency. You can still get the guys who have no other option
    If he failed his physical then why blame the O's? If a pitcher is injured then you
    can't blame the O's. No GM will sign a FA without him going through a physical.

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    What would be priceless is if Balfour signs 2 years or more with another team, the Orioles sign another closer or starter and their physical cancels the deal as well. The O's will be a laughingstock once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx Oriole View Post
    If he failed his physical then why blame the O's? If a pitcher is injured then you
    can't blame the O's. No GM will sign a FA without him going through a physical.
    What if the next team looks at the same exact MRI and give him 2/15 or better? That's the whole point people are making. This isn't the normal course of buinsess for most teams. We'll see.

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    "The O's called off the $15 million deal due to concerns about Balfour's right shoulder, but the reliever said MRIs on the shoulder look the same now as they did three years ago. "I'm the All-Star pitcher I was last season," Balfour said. "My shoulder is fine, everything is fine. I'm ready to come out there in the ninth inning, do what I do." Baltimore is known for putting players through extremely extensive physicals prior to signing them, so this could be a case of them being overly cautious. Still, it might wind up costing Balfour a decent chunk of change."

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimed1 View Post
    I am confused. We offered Floyd a two year contract. He was coming off of an injury. I wonder how his physical might have went?
    Excellent question, you nailed it. Maybe he would have passed the physical because he's from MD and DD and can't get enough of those guys.

    BTW, did the Orioles really offer Floyd 2 years/ 20M or was it just a rumor? If true, you have to question their sanity.

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