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To be clear, I am happy with the Orioles offer to Davis. If that falls through, that is on Davis/Boras, not the Orioles. What has stunned me today is DD's comment that apparently, that money will not be reallocated this year if Davis doesn't take it. Again, the way I read it is the plan if Davis doesn't sign is to bring the salary budget up to what it would have been had Davis signed this year gradually over an 8 year period. He is not talking about spreading $150 over 8 years; he is talking about spreading $22 million over 8 years.

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And the first year of a long term deal could be as little as $5M, as it is for O'Day.
Where did you find the figure for O'Day's first year? I looked in Cot's and they just list it as 4/31, they didn't break it down, and it hasn't been added to bbr's payroll yet.

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Where did you find the figure for O'Day's first year? I looked in Cot's and they just list it as 4/31, they didn't break it down, and it hasn't been added to bbr's payroll yet.

I saw it on Twitter yesterday.

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Where did you find the figure for O'Day's first year? I looked in Cot's and they just list it as 4/31, they didn't break it down, and it hasn't been added to bbr's payroll yet.

It's been reported in various places. This is from MLBTR quoting a Dan Connolly tweet:

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter links) has more details. O’Day will earn $5MM in 2016, $6MM in 2017, and $8MM apiece in 2018 and 2019. He’ll then take home $1MM annually for each of the next four years

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Yea, get his dad to put in a good word for the O's.

Sounds like a safer bet then offering more money right?

Maybe we should sign Melvin just to show Justin we are super serious. Melvin should be cheap right?

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Those comments by DD won't help sign Davis. Davis questioned the Orioles commitment when extention talks were going on. Basically, DD said there's money for Davis but no one else. Why bother signing Davis then. And no way will Manny sign a team friendly deal. They need to start looking at packages for Manny.

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Maybe we should sign Melvin just to show Justin we are super serious. Melvin should be cheap right?

Melvin is owed $32M over the next two years by the Padres. They would love for us to take him off their hands. He had a nice little bounceback year last year, but makes way too much money.

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Melvin is owed $32M over the next two years by the Padres. They would love for us to take him off their hands. He had a nice little bounceback year last year, but makes way too much money.

I was joking

Edit - I thought M. Upton had been outright released since signing that contract

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