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11-01-2006 07:04 AM #1
O's consider Matsuzaka
From the Sun:
However, the pitcher's price tag - the cost to earn just the right to negotiate with Matsuzaka could be more than $30 million - has certainly made the Orioles' decision whether to get involved in the process a difficult one.
"We are considering putting in a bid," said executive vice president Mike Flanagan, declining to offer any more details.
The Orioles likely will have a few days to make a decision, though even if they bid for Matsuzaka, they are an extreme long shot to land him. It is expected that Matsuzaka's total cost, with the negotiating-rights price and then his multi-year deal, could be more than $70 million.
I don't believe a word and the O's would be stupid to waist $30 million as this kid is never ever even going to consider coming to Baltimore. Seems like one of these "see, we tried" stuff.
11-01-2006 07:26 AM #2Plus Member since 11/03 Hall of Fame
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Matsuzaka..... Orioles ........ Hahahahaha.
Don't belong in the same sentence.
How do Flanagan's comments coordinate with 'we will not go over $10M/yr for a pitcher'?
More interesting still. If the O's are going to make offers to big name FA's, will they offer 6/78 to Lee?
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11-01-2006 08:21 AM #3"We are considering putting in a bid," said executive vice president Mike Flanagan, declining to offer any more details.
Do they expect us to take this seriously?
11-01-2006 08:29 AM #4Norfolk
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11-01-2006 08:34 AM #5Originally Posted by Jimmy The Greek
That's a pretty good guess. I would be floored if the O's made a bid anywhere in the Yankees or Mariner's ballpark.
11-01-2006 08:35 AM #6
I have to wonder what the point of this article is, given the fact it states more than once that the Orioles are a major long shot to land him. Heck, it even states that the team doesn't intend to spend the money this pitcher is likely to command. It's almost like me sending an email to my group at work, indicating I might be out of the office tomorrow, despite the fact that all signs point to me actually being here.
11-01-2006 08:49 AM #7
WADR, who is Flanagan trying to kid? Does he think by putting out possible interest he's driving up the price for Steinbrenner? Is he trying to sell it to the fanbase? His boss called Oswalt's deal "lunacy." There is no way Angelos is going to sign off on a pitcher with the price tag that Boras will want. Any offer by the Orioles to win the bidding process will fall short. The Orioles can stare at their shoes, shrug their shoulders, and say, "well, we tried," which they hope will appease the local fans.
11-01-2006 08:53 AM #8Plus Member Since March 2011 Major Leagues
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Jimmy the Greek is spot on. The Orioles are going to try for the sake of trying, but don't expect anything.
The money could be much better served for a big bat or two, and a second-tier starter...
11-01-2006 09:37 AM #9Originally Posted by Skywalker76
11-01-2006 09:53 AM #10Originally Posted by JTrea81
The "process"Once Matsuzaka is posted, and MLB is notified, teams have only four days to submit their bids, and the highest one - without the team identified - is turned over to the Lions. At that point, Seibu has four days to accept it, and only then is the team revealed. Then the club has 30 days to get a contract done, and if that doesn't happen, Matsuzaka would return to Seibu and the posting fee is refunded.
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11-01-2006 10:02 AM #11
Yeah.... I won't be holding my breath. By the time they decide to put in a bid, his translator will be telling the world how excited he is to come to NY.
11-01-2006 10:07 AM #12
Nothing wrong with putting in a bid "just in case". If by some miracle you win the bid, try to hammer out a contract with the guy. But just know that theres a 99.9% chance you are going to lose the bid.
11-01-2006 10:36 AM #13
The O's need to play this game better. Bids are supposed to be secret. So far we hear that the Mariners are likely to only make a token bid. The Yankees could end up getting him for much cheaper than expected. The O's need to start a whispering campaign about being willing to bid over $30m in order to get the NYY to vastly overpay. I know it won't make a difference in their budget, by why make it cheap for 'em?
11-01-2006 10:44 AM #14
I'm considering putting in a bid myself... do you think $42 will do it?
11-01-2006 10:47 AM #15Originally Posted by geschinger
It is like Terrance Morris after his Sophomore year at Maryland. He was projected to a lottery pick in the NBA essentially guaranteeing him a $10 million signing bonus and multi year multi million dollar contract. He decided to return to Maryland where he struggled without Steve Francis at his side. He dropped all the way to the 2nd round and lost something like $20 million dollars!
Matsuzaka will not make the same mistake, he has to take the money when it is available or risk never getting it.