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


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When examples do you have of the orioles picking up a long term solution to a position when they just signed a short term one?

Since the Os haven't done things right for quite some time, I'm not sure that looking at their past history as evidence of how things should be done is very useful.

Poor example. He wasn't even ready for the majors last year and we had to pick up Reynolds because of his performance last year. If we get a 1b that is equivalent to Josh Bell, I don't think people would be satisfied, would you?

If he's seen as a long term solution, I don't care if he's ready for the big leagues. That's why you sign a stop gap...and hence, why Josh Bell is a good example. You sign stop gap. Acquire long term solution. Stop gap plays until long term solution is ready.

If we get a 1B equivalent of what people thought Bell could be, people will be happy. If we get the 1B equivalent of what Josh Bell has turned into, people won't.

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As much as I'm all for getting at bats for Pie and Reimold... the people on the board can only have it one of two ways: get those two guys at bats at the expense of them not performing to a proven veteran capacity with the hope that one day they can produce at average-or-better levels

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move Scott back into left and get a guy at DH and 1B that can actually hit the ball and have done so over their careers. This is possibly the best way to see the Orioles win in the short term.

But you can't have it both ways. Waiting for two young guys to put it together over the benefit that a guy like Thome would bring to the lineup is the difference between winning 70 games and 80 games.

I agree with this, and I choose scenario one. I want to see Pie and Reimold (if he earns the abs) getting as many abs as possible. Honestly, i'm surprised I'm so outnumbered on that. I also feel nearly alone in not writing Josh Bell off as a lost cause already.

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Since the Os haven't done things right for quite some time, I'm not sure that looking at their past history as evidence of how things should be done is very useful.

If he's seen as a long term solution, I don't care if he's ready for the big leagues. That's why you sign a stop gap...and hence, why Josh Bell is a good example. You sign stop gap. Acquire long term solution. Stop gap plays until long term solution is ready.

If we get a 1B equivalent of what people thought Bell could be, people will be happy. If we get the 1B equivalent of what Josh Bell has turned into, people won't.

It wasn't a good example. We picked up Bell when we had Mora at third, not after we signed Tejada. I wanted an example similar to if we were to sign Lee, that we would continue to search for a young player to fill the position over a longer period of time. It was strictly a response to your mutually exclusive comment. So I would think looking at our past transactions will tell if we will actually try to find a player to fill the position after a FA stopgap has been signed. So Bell isn't a good example for the question I asked.

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And as someone stated before. Lerner has the experience of enormous unoccupied office complexes and strip malls bought and built in a raging bull real estate market sitting vacant, bringing in no income, and deteriorating with age. Much like Werth and other over valued potential Free Agents will do for his ball club.

Haha, nice analogy.

If you check out the guy's total portfolio though you'll see he's probably doing just fine. He's very diversified and most of his properties are in high traffic areas where businesses want to be (Tyson's Corner, Dulles, The Verizon Center, New York Piers, etc...). I'm sure he has plenty of money flowing in even if he does have a few vacancies. Anyway you look at it though, I think its safe to say Lerner will have more resources to spend than Angelos weather it be in a dumb way or a smart way. Anyway, enough business talk though, I took a day off to get away from that, back to baseball. I'm a reader, not a poster anyway. Happy New Years everyone!

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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.

1. I don't believe the information in the OP. I hope it's true, but I don't believe it.

Kudos MatthewW. You were right! :clap3:

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