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The Rangers have announced the signing of a player who is on the Angels' 40-man roster. Maybe the Os should try this. PRESS RELEASE: The Orioles announce the signing of Clay Bucholz. ;)

From Rotoworld:

Rangers signed RHP Warner Madrigal to a one-year contract.

Now we're confused. The Angels added Madrigal to their 40-man roster earlier this month to prevent him from becoming a minor league free agent. The Rangers, though, have put out a press release saying he's now their property. We hope one of the two parties will clear up the details. Madrigal, a 23-year-old converted outfielder, allowed 44 hits and posted a 75/23 K/BB ratio in 61 innings in low-A ball. He's still more of a thrower than a pitcher at this point, but it was worth giving him the major league contract to see if he pans out. He'll likely open 2008 at high-A Bakersfield.

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Back in the 1870s players used to jump contracts pretty regularly. They'd sign with several teams, or sometimes just up and leave in the middle of the season and go play for somebody else. Davy Force was a famous "revolver" (as they referred to these people, back when we wore onions on our belts... which was the style at the time).

Maybe jumping contracts has just come back into style. I've been lookin' for a good Rangers-Angels feud involvin' shootin' irons for a long while.

Maybe we could even have a situation like the Nap Lajoie controversy, where Madrigal'd have to avoid California trips to keep from being arrested.

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The Rangers have announced the signing of a player who is on the Angels' 40-man roster. Maybe the Os should try this. PRESS RELEASE: The Orioles announce the signing of Clay Bucholz. ;)

From Rotoworld:

Rangers signed RHP Warner Madrigal to a one-year contract.

Now we're confused. The Angels added Madrigal to their 40-man roster earlier this month to prevent him from becoming a minor league free agent. The Rangers, though, have put out a press release saying he's now their property. We hope one of the two parties will clear up the details. Madrigal, a 23-year-old converted outfielder, allowed 44 hits and posted a 75/23 K/BB ratio in 61 innings in low-A ball. He's still more of a thrower than a pitcher at this point, but it was worth giving him the major league contract to see if he pans out. He'll likely open 2008 at high-A Bakersfield.

This was already explained today. The deadline had passed when the Angels did it so the transaction was declared void.

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Back in the 1870s players used to jump contracts pretty regularly. They'd sign with several teams, or sometimes just up and leave in the middle of the season and go play for somebody else. Davy Force was a famous "revolver" (as they referred to these people, back when we wore onions on our belts... which was the style at the time).

But we couldn't get any white onions, because of the war...only those big yellow ones... :D

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