Matt P wrote:Mind explaining how someone who is a lock to put up an OPS higher than .800 when healthy doesn't make much sense?
Well, it's far from a lock. Scott is now A) older and B) more expensive. While injury contributed to his crappy 2011, it's also quite possible that Scott is heading down the slope of his career. He could be out of baseball in two years.
The Orioles should be able to get similar production in LF/DH out of less costly players AND be able to allot the savings toward other players. It will be interesting to see how much Scott cost the Rays. For certain, he would not be worth what the Orioles would have paid in arbitration. I was hopeful they could retain Scott at a reasonable price.