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Looks like we may have a cat fight between our female reporters.

I thought the same thing when during the winter meetings they each tweeted completely opposite information like two minutes apart. I tweeted "which one is it?" to both of them and Ghiroli tweeted back "believe who you want, I'm just reporting what I hear".

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I thought the same thing when during the winter meetings they each tweeted completely opposite information like two minutes apart. I tweeted "which one is it?" to both of them and Ghiroli tweeted back "believe who you want, I'm just reporting what I hear".

I'm guessing Jen said something to the effect of "LOL who carez orioles <.500 team people cant wait to get back to manhattan to have drinkz w adam laroche n mark sanchez ;)"

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If they're not gonna offer Laroche a contract that is to his liking, then why are we not jumping on Lee like a cowboy at a rodeo? I'd say this man would probably sign tomorrow for 2/18. I really like the idea that someone had yesterday regarding Laroche. Give him 3 options : Offer a one year, a 2 year, and a 3 year offer, and let him choose. It might be possible that he would sign a 2 year deal which would make alot of people more at ease about handcuffing ourselves with a long term contract. MacPhail has even got me saying it "A long term 3 year deal", like that's a big risk. LOL

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If they're not gonna offer Laroche a contract that is to his liking, then why are we not jumping on Lee like a cowboy at a rodeo? I'd say this man would probably sign tomorrow for 2/18. I really like the idea that someone had yesterday regarding Laroche. Give him 3 options : Offer a one year, a 2 year, and a 3 year offer, and let him choose. It might be possible that he would sign a 2 year deal which would make alot of people more at ease about handcuffing ourselves with a long term contract. MacPhail has even got me saying it "A long term 3 year deal", like that's a big risk. LOL

Because they're negotiating and they'd rather have LaRoche. They're trying to persudae LaRoche into accepting the deal that's on the table.

Take a breath, my man. Spring training doesn't start for 2 months.

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If they're not gonna offer Laroche a contract that is to his liking, then why are we not jumping on Lee like a cowboy at a rodeo? I'd say this man would probably sign tomorrow for 2/18.

1) Media reports have us offering a one-year deal. So that answers your question.

2) Why do you think he'd "sign tomorrow" for that deal?

3) Why should the Orioles offer double what they have to in order to sign him? Hawpe is close with the Padres, so the options for Lee and LaRoche are drying up quick.

4) You don't three years is a long time? I bet you did after Danys Baez's first season.

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Three things are becoming painfully obvious.

1. Jen Royle gets her information from WNST.

2. WNST's source is Jen Royle.

3. We have spent the last week discussing Adam Frickin LaRoche who will never wear an Orioles uniform (and I am starting to see SG's idea of why this isn't a bad thing!).

Someone needs to clue Jen in that "talked about" is different than "offered" and "officially" is a lot different than "unofficially."
Well, I am as certain as one can be when I tell you that the Orioles have talked about or offered free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche a three-year deal worth $21 million - or have at least thrown those figures his way, officially or unofficially on paper. And today I read that ESPN's Buster Olney says the deal is worth a "reported $21M" as well.
source - Jen Royle
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Someone needs to clue Jen in that "talked about" is different than "offered" and "officially" is a lot different than "unofficially."

source - Jen Royle

You're talking about somebody who uses their work Twitter account as a means of picking fights with posters and makes sexual references as well. I don't dare ask how she got her job over there at MASN.

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1) Media reports have us offering a one-year deal. So that answers your question.

2) Why do you think he'd "sign tomorrow" for that deal?

3) Why should the Orioles offer double what they have to in order to sign him? Hawpe is close with the Padres, so the options for Lee and LaRoche are drying up quick.

4) You don't three years is a long time? I bet you did after Danys Baez's first season.

I truly feel that Lee will sign with the Rangers, and Laroche will sign with the Nats. If this is true, I already have allowed myself to come up with a "Plan D" in case we fail to land both. I feel Lee will sign a one year deal with the Rangers, and the Nats have shown that they will spend the money (unlike us), so I believe Laroche signs with them. If it goes down against us in this manner, I'd sign Thames and Branyan, and platoon them both between 1st and DH. Still increases pop in the lineup, gives you a lefty and a righty hitter, and both could be an upgrade at first. Most of all, it keeps Scott in the lineup in left field, and gives us leverage to package Pie, and a young arm for a starter. It has flaws, but what option that the Orioles are already preparing us for doesn't? And yes, I did think Baez was a bad deal one year in. Also, I think Lee would be blown away considering he feels he could only sign a one year deal with us. We come back at him with a 2 year deal, he'd be an Oriole tomorrow.

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Because they're negotiating and they'd rather have LaRoche. They're trying to persudae LaRoche into accepting the deal that's on the table.

Take a breath, my man. Spring training doesn't start for 2 months.

This is what confuses me. Why would they prefer him? I think they prefer Lee, but feel Lee is less likely to sign, unless he has no other options.
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I truly feel that Lee will sign with the Rangers, and Laroche will sign with the Nats. If this is true, I already have allowed myself to come up with a "Plan D" in case we fail to land both. I feel Lee will sign a one year deal with the Rangers, and the Nats have shown that they will spend the money (unlike us), so I believe Laroche signs with them. If it goes down against us in this manner, I'd sign Thames and Branyan, and platoon them both between 1st and DH. Still increases pop in the lineup, gives you a lefty and a righty hitter, and both could be an upgrade at first. Most of all, it keeps Scott in the lineup in left field, and gives us leverage to package Pie, and a young arm for a starter. It has flaws, but what option that the Orioles are already preparing us for doesn't? And yes, I did think Baez was a bad deal one year in.

What are you basing this on? Most reports suggest they will re sign Vlad. If they do sign Lee, then Vlad will be available.
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