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1 minute ago, Ruzious said:

The O's are not in a position to take the financial risk on Verlander.  

With some estimates of having $40M to spend this offseason and position player holes being filled internally? 

If there is ever a time to take a risk like this one it is now. 

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2 minutes ago, eddie83 said:

With some estimates of having $40M to spend this offseason and position player holes being filled internally? 

If there is ever a time to take a risk like this one it is now. 

I don't see them signing Manny if they acquire Verlander.  I'd much rather sign Manny.  

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Just now, TradeAngelos said:

Do you people follow the Orioles at all? Like seriously. On what planet is this team taking on a 28m pitcher salary for a 34 yr old? Certainly not this one. 

 

Yeah, i dont get it. Its the team that waives the player that has the option, correct? I.E If a team puts in a claim and the opposing team doesnt like the trade offer, then the opposing team can elect to just let the player go right?

If thats the case, no way do I take that risk.

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Some discussion of this on the "needle" thread:

Claiming Verlander would move the needle.

He's not a 1 and probably not a 2 for a full season but he can be dominant in stretches (and was pretty darn good last year).

He's pitched well of late, so the hope is he'll get on a roll for the rest of the season.

If the Os claim him there's at least some chance the Tigers will let him go to be free of the cash. So the risk for Baltimore is how bad that contract looks in 2018 and 2019. He won't earn it but he'll likely not embarrass himself and the Os aren't exactly stacked for next year.  It looks better considering no prospects would be going the other way.

If they pull him back he's off the market so that's a potential win.

I think it's worth the risk, there's a (small) chance they'd let him go, and it could be a massive piece for this season.

Id also put it on the scoreboard that the Os claimed him about a hundred times during the Tigers series for trolling purposes no matter how it turns out.

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10 minutes ago, TradeAngelos said:

Do you people follow the Orioles at all? Like seriously. On what planet is this team taking on a 28m pitcher salary for a 34 yr old? Certainly not this one. 

Angelos in general is worried about risking years not money. Look at Aaron Sele years ago and Gallardo last year. 

Everyone here does their best to project payroll. If Castillo stays or if they sign a corner OF that impacts what is left. That said considering the circumstances I think if there ever was a time to roll the dice it's now. 

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12 minutes ago, Ruzious said:

I don't see them signing Manny if they acquire Verlander.  I'd much rather sign Manny.  

Verlander only has 2 years left on deal. He will be gone after 19. One year of Verlander in 19 should not stop them. 

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3 minutes ago, eddie83 said:

Angelos in general is worried about risking years not money. Look at Aaron Sele years ago and Gallardo last year. 

Everyone here does their best to project payroll. If Castillo stays or if they sign a corner OF that impacts what is left. That said considering the circumstances I think if there ever was a time to roll the dice it's now. 

I give up. 

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On 8/3/2017 at 10:47 AM, LC_O's_87 said:

I'd rather they claim Ervin Santana.  2 more years at $27.5 million (plus remainder for this season).

I'd imagine Twins would pull him back though and force a trade b/c that's basically market rate for veteran mid-rotation SP.  

worth a shot though.

Really?

Yeah I'd be all over that.

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