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Rumor: D. Lee agrees to 1 year deal with O's pending physical


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Just as the title says, I have been told by somebody that has knowledge of the situation that the Orioles have agreed to a 1 year deal with 1B Derrek Lee pending physical... Don't know the money.

Told that LaRoche was seeking a 4 year deal @ ~$14M a year.

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Just as the title says, I have been told by somebody that has knowledge of the situation that the Orioles have agreed to a 1 year deal with 1B Derrek Lee pending physical... Don't know the money.

Told that LaRoche was seeking a 4 year deal @ ~$14M a year.

If true I would love to have whatever it is he has been smoking. 4 year @ 14 mil. Sorry but BIG TIME pass.

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Just as the title says, I have been told by somebody that has knowledge of the situation that the Orioles have agreed to a 1 year deal with 1B Derrek Lee pending physical... Don't know the money.

Told that LaRoche was seeking a 4 year deal @ ~$14M a year.

Is this really true -fact? No media outlets reporting any of this yet. Link?

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Just as the title says, I have been told by somebody that has knowledge of the situation that the Orioles have agreed to a 1 year deal with 1B Derrek Lee pending physical... Don't know the money.

Told that LaRoche was seeking a 4 year deal @ ~$14M a year.

This seems so preposterous that it makes me doubt everything else you've been told.

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This seems so preposterous that it makes me doubt everything else you've been told.

Certainly fair enough, it raised my eyebrows as well... what I can say is that this information didn't come from Joe Schmoo... and if it is NOT correct, I'll pass on using info from this person in the future.

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Certainly fair enough, it raised my eyebrows as well... what I can say is that this information didn't come from Joe Schmoo... and if it is NOT correct, I'll pass on using info from this person in the future.
4/56 MM is what Dunn got, more than VMart. Surely LaRoche isn't insane?
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If true I would love to have whatever it is he has been smoking. 4 year @ 14 mil. Sorry but BIG TIME pass.

I'm very curious.... one year of Lee (which i preferred over LRoche, but wanted to add a club option for DLee) would be ideal. Fielder and AGon (assuming no Bosox extension) would be the proof in the bait-pudding for McP "buy the bats" next year. Let the first basemen rain down, Lord, let them rain down.

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A poster on the Sun board claiming to be an insider has also posted the same thing...

http://talk.baltimoresun.com/showthread.php?p=7023023&posted=1#post7023023

I'm just too cynical to play along. But it's entertaining. I picture Matt at a bar with a friend who works in some loose media capacity. And talking loudly to be heard over "Funky Cold Medina" he says that the O's signed Lee pending a physical. Matt comes back home after last call and posts on OH....with good intentions but not the utmost certainty. Then an hour later, a kid who's been up late play WOW while sipping on a juice box sees the OH thread and uses it as his his chance to look important and connected on the Sun board by pretending his info is original by adding a vague reference about a stance on pitching. All the while wondering if he should sleep in tomorrow and miss out on Mom's banana pancakes.

But in the internet age, this link appears like secondary confirmation. Let's not kid ourselves. Hope it's true though.....I'd be happy with an offseason of adding Lee, Reynolds, Hardy and another reliever as well as re-signing Koji. Not everything we need, but also not too bad considering what was available.

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