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"Obviously, Reynolds had a decent year and he's been a contributor to the team for (two) years now," said executive vice president Dan Duquette. "We've got to take a look at that. We turned down the option. We liked the player. We didn't like the price of the option. So we'll see if we can do something between now and when we have to make a decision on that.

"We could negotiate a deal with him, which we're exploring. That's what we'll be doing between now and Friday."

Reynolds has indicated that he'd prefer to stay with the Orioles.

"That's what I understand, yes," Duquette said.

http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roch/2012/11/orioles-exploring-new-contract-for-reynolds-before-arbitration-deadline.html

I suppose this isn't really news, but it's nice to know the two sides are talking.

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I really don't understand why standing pat with a team that was 1 blown save away from the ALCS is such a terrible idea.

In theory because standing pat while everyone else is upgrading means you're actually not standing pat - you're moving backwards.

But in practice, I agree. We have a solid team. Keep the pitching surplus, keep the defense strong, and do what you can to upgrade the offense.

I think keeping Reynolds at first base is a great idea. His defense is strong, and my gut says he'll improve at the plate next year.

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Argh.

And let the "Standing Pat" off-season get into full swing.

Yay. :rolleyestf:

MSK

MSK,

Simple question for you. Taking into account the total package that every player represents, (Ie...offense, defense. team chemistry, leadership, etc...) who would be better at first than Mark?

I may not post much but I read everything I can find about my beloved Orioles and I have yet to hear a suggestion that is better than Mark. And please don't insult me by just tossing out a name. I can do that all day long. Add some facts to your name, like stats, how we can acquire this superstar that some folks around here are salivating over. Otherwise to me you just come across as a troll spouting hyperbole.

Quite honestly it gets old reading it all the time!

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If Reynolds can be had at a reasonable deal, I think it's in our best interests to go that route. If he's healthy, he's going to hit 35 homers and get on base at about a .340 clip. Nothing wrong with that, though I'd like to know where our increase in OBP is going to come from.

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Reynolds track record suggests he will hit 30+ HR next year. He lowered his K% last season, hit well with RISP, lead the team in BB's, OBP, P/PA, and played great D at 1B. Why wouldn't you want him back? Who can you get to put up those numbers for 6-8 M per?

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In theory because standing pat while everyone else is upgrading means you're actually not standing pat - you're moving backwards.

But in practice, I agree. We have a solid team. Keep the pitching surplus, keep the defense strong, and do what you can to upgrade the offense.

I think keeping Reynolds at first base is a great idea. His defense is strong, and my gut says he'll improve at the plate next year.

Who in our division has upgraded at this point besides the Jays? The big Yankee news is they're about to bring back Pettite and Mo. Not saying they're scrubs, but it's not like they just added Cy Young to the roster. The Red Sox are not a threat at all, and the only way Tampa improves is by trading a pitcher.

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Who in our division has upgraded at this point besides the Jays? The big Yankee news is they're about to bring back Pettite and Mo. Not saying they're scrubs, but it's not like they just added Cy Young to the roster. The Red Sox are not a threat at all, and the only way Tampa improves is by trading a pitcher.

Actually the Yankees new mantra appears to be.......

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2012/11/27/new-york-yankees-signing-andy-pettite-ichiro-suzuki-mariano-rivera/1729287/

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MSK,

Simple question for you. Taking into account the total package that every player represents, (Ie...offense, defense. team chemistry, leadership, etc...) who would be better at first than Mark?

I may not post much but I read everything I can find about my beloved Orioles and I have yet to hear a suggestion that is better than Mark. And please don't insult me by just tossing out a name. I can do that all day long. Add some facts to your name, like stats, how we can acquire this superstar that some folks around here are salivating over. Otherwise to me you just come across as a troll spouting hyperbole.

Quite honestly it gets old reading it all the time!

Trade J. Johnson, Britton and Reimold for a Smoak type guy. Then sign Josh Hamilton for 5/100 for batting power and LF/DH.

We have internal options for closers.

We can also sign two TOR starters.

That would easily fix most, if not all, of the problems facing the Orioles.

BRob

Hardy

Markakis

Jones

Hamilton

Smoak

Weiters

Machado

DH

MSK

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If Reynolds can be had at a reasonable deal, I think it's in our best interests to go that route. If he's healthy, he's going to hit 35 homers and get on base at about a .340 clip. Nothing wrong with that, though I'd like to know where our increase in OBP is going to come from.
A full year of Nick Markakis will help, as will a full season of McLouth. Combine Betemit's .357 OBP vs RHP, with someone like Austin Kearns' .372 vs LHP, and you get a nice bump. Then look for Manny to improve his plate didcipline next year.
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Trade J. Johnson, Britton and Reimold for a Smoak type guy. Then sign Josh Hamilton for 5/100 for batting power and LF/DH.

We have internal options for closers.

We can also sign two TOR starters.

That would easily fix most, if not all, of the problems facing the Orioles.

BRob

Hardy

Markakis

Jones

Hamilton

Smoak

Weiters

Machado

DH

MSK

You realize that puts us at ~$140m+ payroll right? I mean, even the extremist on this board typically don't suggest a payroll more than $120m.

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Trade J. Johnson, Britton and Reimold for a Smoak type guy. Then sign Josh Hamilton for 5/100 for batting power and LF/DH.

We have internal options for closers.

We can also sign two TOR starters.

That would easily fix most, if not all, of the problems facing the Orioles.

BRob

Hardy

Markakis

Jones

Hamilton

Smoak

Weiters

Machado

DH

MSK

Way too much for Smoak.

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Argh.

And let the "Standing Pat" off-season get into full swing.

Yay. :rolleyestf:

MSK

Lets not get crazy here..If you look at the players in the open market, Reynolds is our best option for first base.

I am also not sure how much we are really going to do in the FA market because I could really see the FO being content with Davis/Reimold/Player X being in the rotation for LF/DH. X = McClouth

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