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I wasn't trying to bash the front office for not resigning wada by the way.........I was just saying it would be very nice to still have him in Norfolk should we need him later in the year or possibly, to replace Matusz as a lefty reliever.

Just saying.

I agree. Good call.

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I wasn't trying to bash the front office for not resigning wada by the way.........I was just saying it would be very nice to still have him in Norfolk should we need him later in the year or possibly, to replace Matusz as a lefty reliever.

Just saying.

I agree.

Last year, when Wada was still with us, I wanted us to bring him back on the (relative) cheap for 2014 ....... about $1 Million, maybe $1.5 Million.

When his 60-day rehab stint ended last year, Wada "played ball" with us by agreeing to continue pitching at AAA-Norfolk because it was clear that he was still not yet ready for the majors, even though he could have forced the issue, and made a pain in the ass of himself about it by insisting that he be put on the 25-man roster, or released outright.

Considering that, and also the fact that WE DID pay him a little over $8 Million for never throwing a single pitch in the majors, I was hoping that he and Duquette would come to some sort of compromise/agreement in which we did not have to pick up his $5 Million option, but still paid him a reasonably good salary (between $1 Million and $1.5 Million) to stay with the team.

I am also hopeful (and have stated several times) that I would like Duquette and company to consider hanging onto and resigning Johan Santana again for the 2015 season for similar reasons. And again, on the relative cheap (perhaps another minor league contract similar to the one that we signed him to this year, with modest bonuses that he could acquire should he make the major league team and/or pitch a certain amount of innings for the Orioles.)

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We had a pretty good idea when he went 107-61 with a 3.13 and a 3:1 K:BB ratio for Fukuoka in Japan.

He looked good. It was just that we did not want his option. And he was then a free agent. We had this Santana dream.

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I agree.

Last year, when Wada was still with us, I wanted us to bring him back on the (relative) cheap for 2014 ....... about $1 Million, maybe $1.5 Million.

When his 60-day rehab stint ended last year, Wada "played ball" with us by agreeing to continue pitching at AAA-Norfolk because it was clear that he was still not yet ready for the majors, even though he could have forced the issue, and made a pain in the ass of himself about it by insisting that he be put on the 25-man roster, or released outright.

Considering that, and also the fact that WE DID pay him a little over $8 Million for never throwing a single pitch in the majors, I was hoping that he and Duquette would come to some sort of compromise/agreement in which we did not have to pick up his $5 Million option, but still paid him a reasonably good salary (between $1 Million and $1.5 Million) to stay with the team.

I am also hopeful (and have stated several times) that I would like Duquette and company to consider hanging onto and resigning Johan Santana again for the 2015 season for similar reasons. And again, on the relative cheap (perhaps another minor league contract similar to the one that we signed him to this year, with modest bonuses that he could acquire should he make the major league team and/or pitch a certain amount of innings for the Orioles.)

I really was a Santana believer. an achilles injury though, couldn't that take over a year to recover from?

I also liked the stuff Wada was flashing in AAA last year as the season went on. Wish we could've brought him back.

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