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Bazooka Jones

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Welp, it's hard to argue.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Orioles&src=hash">#Orioles</a> traded a guy who was consistently good, did his job, and loved by his teammates. Now they're looking at 36 yr old Rodney.</p>— Andrew Rickli (@AndrewRickli) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewRickli/statuses/426441452697436161">January 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Why should I expect that? Rodney had less blown saves than JJ last year. He can also actually strike guys out.

He also had fewer chances than JJ, which stands to reason that if he had more saves he would have blown some more than he did. Having an excellent pitching staff helped cut down on the number of times he was needed.

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Depending on the price, obviously, he could be a good signing.

Can't say I like the dude much though. At least he isn't a probable wife beater like Rodriguez. Or an anti-semite like Young. Orioles are targeting all the high character guys these days.

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And you know what else kills me? These "reports," for whatever they're worth, say to expect "another significant addition" beyond Rodney.

Another...significant...addition. Translation: Rodney would be viewed as a significant addition. In other words, if Rodney's setting the bar on what qualifies as "significant," don't you think that "Rodney and Arroyo" could spell the end of the O's offseason? If Rodney is "significant," isn't Arroyo, as well?

Someone else mentioned earlier in this thread that they're pissed at having renewed their season tickets. At this point, I am glad to say that I didn't make the same mistake. I am, however, furious...just the same.

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All that sounds pretty good. My dislike comes more from the whole bow and arrow thing.

I didn't mean to say Rodney was a low character guy, though obviously my post seems to imply this. I was more going on a tangent about how, despite not caring much for Rodney's demeanor, I much prefer that sort of behavior to Young's or, especially, KRod's.

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