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Jair Jurrjens agrees to deal with Orioles


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For those curious, Jurrjens at 1/1.5 puts our budget at $92.08 M for 2012.

Also, by my count we're now at 41 players on the 40 man roster. Someone's going to get put on waivers tonight. One of the catchers perhaps?

I'm really looking forward to hearing what DD envisions for Jurrjens in 2012. And what this means for the pursuit of Elimination Joe.

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Low risk, high reward. I like it. And I was literally just talking to my Pirates fan brother about how I thought the Pirates should have gambled on Jurrgens insteads of blowing $13 million on Liriano, then logged onto MLBTradeRumors to find this.

An aside: I presume he'll be under our control in 2014 too, since he only has 4 years of service. Anyone know for sure how that works?

He would be arbitration eligible again next season.

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Hard to argue with this signing. He's a career 10+ WAR player coming off an injury-riddled season. He's had two very good seasons buoyed by some luck, especially 2009 when he stranded some runners. The K-rate was never anything to get psyched about, but it's fallen for the past two seasons (6.0 career, 5.3 and 3.5 in the last two seasons, respectively).

I don't see this preventing a Saunders signing, seeing as Duquette loves his pitching depth. However, it can't be good timing considering Saunders was expected to make a decision very soon...

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For those curious, Jurrjens at 1/1.5 puts our budget at $92.08 M for 2012.

Also, by my count we're now at 41 players on the 40 man roster. Someone's going to get put on waivers tonight. One of the catchers perhaps?

I'm really looking forward to hearing what DD envisions for Jurrjens in 2012. And what this means for the pursuit of Elimination Joe.

Anybody see a way McFarland cracks the roster? Not that there aren't any other choices to dump off the 40-man roster, but I can't see him being one of the 12 pitchers brought north on April 1st.

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Anybody see a way McFarland cracks the roster? Not that there aren't any other choices to dump off the 40-man roster, but I can't see him being one of the 12 pitchers brought north on April 1st.

He'd have to be lights out and too many others would have to be awful. Don't see it happening.

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Anybody see a way McFarland cracks the roster? Not that there aren't any other choices to dump off the 40-man roster, but I can't see him being one of the 12 pitchers brought north on April 1st.

Well, Maybe send Zach Clark to the Indians? Then they could use his remaining option.

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