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This actually gives me confidence... He'll be an Oriole if that almost $6m figure is accurate. Make that a take it or leave it offer and he'll be an Oriole. No way in hell he turns that down. Boras is just trying to get the O's to do something stupid and sweeten the offer more between now and tommorrow night.

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"I don't believe there is any reason to comment on ongoing negotiations," said Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail, who is handling the negotiations with Boras. "We've got some time left, and hopefully things will work out."

I like this...a lot. Hopefully he's just keeping it a secret to keep the rep for Boras

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This actually gives me confidence... He'll be an Oriole if that almost $6m figure is accurate. Make that a take it or leave it offer and he'll be an Oriole. No way in hell he turns that down. Boras is just trying to get the O's to do something stupid and sweeten the offer more between now and tommorrow night.

Offer $8M and I think he takes it.

Personally, I think $11M is still reasonable, but obviously the O's don't. I strongly doubt he turns down $8M.

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a Boras client, Rick Porcello. The pitcher, selected 27th in the first round out of a New Jersey high school, agreed to a four-year deal with the Detroit Tigers for $7.28 million.

That scares me. We're only at $6M. I think we'd need to go somewhere in the $8M range to get it done.

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Sorry, but I have a hard time blaming the O's for not wanting to pay $10 million for someone who hasn't proven a freaking thing outside of college.
Logic might agree with you, but this is baseball. A guy who slipped to the 27th pick or so got $7 million dollars. This is the day and age where guys get stupid amounts of money to sign with a team. Is it right? Hell no. But it's the way it is and we've got to either play the game or give up.

If I'm the O's I just stop screwing around. Another $5 million isn't a huge amount of money for a baseball team that just started its own network. We can afford it. What we CAN'T afford, is to let this potential impact player go.

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I admire those of you that have confidence that this will somehow get done.

Everyone should have confidence. Boras would have to be certifiably insane to turn down ~$6m. I don't think any draftee has ever come close to turning down that much and I don't think even Boras' large ego would allow him to recommend turning that down.

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Sorry, but I have a hard time blaming the O's for not wanting to pay $10 million for someone who hasn't proven a freaking thing outside of college.

as opposed to paying $6M for someone who hasn't proven a thing? THis is what it takes to sign top talent in the draft. if they weren't prepared to open the checkbook, don't draft the players. then we can just start drafting 4th and 5th round talent with our first pick so we don't get stuck with the big contracts. that's a sure fire way to put an end to the losing ways!!

Come on guys - who really cares if it costs angelos an extra 2-3, even $4m to get thsi done - just get it done!! put a winning team on the field and that money comes back in spades!!!

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Indeed.

Me too.

Ditto. There's no way this deal gets done. In one sense, I can't say I blame the O's for not ponying up that kind of money. Still, they had to know it would take a ton of money to sign him considering the Boras factor. They never should've taken him knowing that.

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Everyone should have confidence. Boras would have to be certifiably insane to turn down ~$6m. I don't think any draftee has ever come close to turning down that much and I don't think even Boras' large ego would allow him to recommend turning that down.

Does Boras get the same fee while working as an advisor?

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Everyone should have confidence. Boras would have to be certifiably insane to turn down ~$6m. I don't think any draftee has ever come close to turning down that much and I don't think even Boras' large ego would allow him to recommend turning that down.

If you're right, I will extend you mad props for being unwavering and steadfast on this point.

However, I do not think you are right. If we don't budge from $6M, I think he takes his ball and goes home.

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