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2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 12:06 am

And the O's kicked things off the right way: by spending $575,000 on RHP Zach Davies.

http://orioles-nation.com/2011/08/15/os ... or-575000/
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #2 by j.q. higgins » August 15th, 2011, 5:56 am

this bodes well, no? that's gotta blow out the slot for that round.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #3 by Rising O's » August 15th, 2011, 7:06 am

Zach welcome to Baltimore. Now just do what Lincecum or Oswalt have done. No pressure of course. :D
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #4 by Don » August 15th, 2011, 10:48 am

I am extreamly busy on the phones today, but I will check in time to time to answer any questions regarding the remaining un-signed players or those in the fold.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #5 by Stuckin82 » August 15th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Don, is it just the three potential signees everyone is focused on or is there another Davies surprise waiting?
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #6 by Rising O's » August 15th, 2011, 1:23 pm

Did the Orioles have a deal in place for Coats that failed to be finalized similar to what happened with Givens? If that's true I would put him down as a potential surprise signing. Unless he's cut off negotiations... :?:
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #7 by Don » August 15th, 2011, 1:27 pm

is it just the three potential signees everyone is focused on or is there another Davies surprise waiting?


The Orioles were limiting themselves to 20-25 players this season because they have closed Bluefield affiliate. It leaves them with little spots and why the transaction logs show players being released. They have 19 signed players to this point. Out of the targeted three, I think they are done. If someone had a change of heart, they might bring in another player, but un-likely seeing the figures left on the table.

If it were me and the phone was calling with Roney (18th round), Raubinger (28th round), Meyer (32nd round), or Zona (36th round), I might be inclined to stretch the bugdet a few extra bucks beyond the money spent for Bundy, Esposito, and Delmonico.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #8 by Don » August 15th, 2011, 1:31 pm

Did the Orioles have a deal in place for Coats that failed to be finalized similar to what happened with Givens? If that's true I would put him down as a potential surprise signing. Unless he's cut off negotiations


I know the exact reason, but I will not go into details other than say it was in the interest of both parites for Coats to head back to TCU for his senior season.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #9 by Don » August 15th, 2011, 1:35 pm

If there is any truth that Delmonico is off the table, I would see if I could split the price tag and bring both Roney and Raubinger into the fold.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #10 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 4:07 pm

Stuckin82 wrote:Don, is it just the three potential signees everyone is focused on or is there another Davies surprise waiting?

Now it seems as if the O's are less confident in signing Delmonico, and could use some of the money to sign the guys Don mentioned: Roney (18th round), Raubinger (28th round), Meyer (32nd round), or Zona (36th round)
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #11 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 5:36 pm

So the Zach Davies signing ($575,000) brings known O's 2011 picks bonus total to $1,731,500.

I expect that total to exceed $10 million by 12:00 AM.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #12 by Shorebirdfan » August 15th, 2011, 6:52 pm

Evening all. Looking forward to hanging out tonight to follow the news as it happens. Question when there is time.

If this is the new future (signing 20-25 instead of what normally ran about 35 annually) would it make sense to move the draft strategy to selecting more tough sign overslot guys? Seems like that is not the norm here.

I have seen exceptions in Delmonico, Cam Coffey, but what strategy would you use if in the role.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #13 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 6:59 pm

Shorebirdfan wrote:Evening all. Looking forward to hanging out tonight to follow the news as it happens. Question when there is time.

If this is the new future (signing 20-25 instead of what normally ran about 35 annually) would it make sense to move the draft strategy to selecting more tough sign overslot guys? Seems like that is not the norm here.

I have seen exceptions in Delmonico, Cam Coffey, but what strategy would you use if in the role.

That's what I'd do. Now that there are going to be less "filler players", it makes sense to have every spot on each affiliate filled with at least a guy with some potential.

I would like to see more drafts like 2009; with about 12 over-slots (if I remember correctly).

If Bundy, Delmonico, and Esposito sign, there will only be 5 over-slot deals this year (Ruettiger, Davies).
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #14 by Shorebirdfan » August 15th, 2011, 7:15 pm

I recall screaming at the laptop last year in the 3rd round hoping we would draft A.J. Cole. I like Klien (although the news on the injury is concerning). Got to watch Cole the other night for Hagerstown and he is really starting to take shape as a solid prospect.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #15 by ofahn » August 15th, 2011, 7:17 pm

It looks like the budget this year will be between 10 and 12M. If it was 15M we could have added at least three more solid prospects.

When is this team going to learn WHERE to spend the money?
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