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Remember how the Orioles acquired Pedro Strop?

Remember how the Orioles acquired Pedro Strop?

PostPost #1 by Baysox347 » August 15th, 2012, 10:01 pm

...for Mike Gonzalez. Andy MacPhail made some very good trades and this one is going to look very good for a LONG time.

Strop this year has .8 fWAR and 2.9 rWAR!

Meanwhile, Gonzalez has been good this year but remember he was signed as a FA. So the Orioles got 6 years of Strop for half a season of Gonzalez.

Give credit to MacPhail for acquiring one of the most important pieces to the O's pen this year.
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Re: Remember how the Orioles acquired Pedro Strop?

PostPost #2 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 10:03 pm

Baysox347 wrote:...for Mike Gonzalez. Andy MacPhail made some very good trades and this one is going to look very good for a LONG time.

Strop this year has .8 fWAR and 2.9 rWAR!

Meanwhile, Gonzalez has been good this year but remember he was signed as a FA. So the Orioles got 6 years of Strop for half a season of Gonzalez.

Give credit to MacPhail for acquiring one of the most important pieces to the O's pen this year.


If ONLY his trading excellence had migrated into other areas of his management.....................
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PostPost #3 by osforlife » August 15th, 2012, 10:18 pm

Jim Palmer has said numerous times that the Orioles claimed Strop off of waivers from the Rangers. He has O'Day and Pedro mixed up. MacPhail has always been very good at trades. Just not so good at signings.
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PostPost #4 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 10:20 pm

osforlife wrote:Jim Palmer has said numerous times that the Orioles claimed Strop off of waivers from the Rangers.


If I remember correctly Strop was TECHNICALLY a waiver claim but it worked to be a trade because the Rangers placed him there when we sent them Gonzalez.
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PostPost #5 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 10:23 pm

ofahn wrote:
If I remember correctly Strop was TECHNICALLY a waiver claim but it worked to be a trade because the Rangers placed him there when we sent them Gonzalez.


This is correct.
The Orioles were first on the waiver priority and thus they could claim him first. Both teams agreed to this and there you have it. Essentially a trade
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PostPost #6 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2012, 10:24 pm

ofahn wrote:
If I remember correctly Strop was TECHNICALLY a waiver claim but it worked to be a trade because the Rangers placed him there when we sent them Gonzalez.

I believe this is correct.
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PostPost #7 by osforlife » August 15th, 2012, 10:26 pm

Ohh... I stand corrected :oops: haha but I don't think thats what Palmer is thinking when he says it.
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PostPost #8 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 10:27 pm

osforlife wrote:Ohh... I stand corrected :oops: haha but I don't think thats what Palmer is thinking when he says it.


This one was complicated enough that it's easy to misunderstand.

What really amazed me was that Texas whiffed on Strop. They normally can sniff out pitching talent from a country mile away.
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PostPost #9 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 10:31 pm

ofahn wrote:
This one was complicated enough that it's easy to misunderstand.

What really amazed me was that Texas whiffed on Strop. They normally can sniff out pitching talent from a country mile away.


I think it was just more that they had a plethora of arms. remember he was 26 years old and with the younger guys there and knocking on the door, he was expendable.
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PostPost #10 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 10:35 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
I think it was just more that they had a plethora of arms. remember he was 26 years old and with the younger guys there and knocking on the door, he was expendable.


We've done OK salvaging some of their expendables.
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PostPost #11 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 10:39 pm

ofahn wrote:
We've done OK salvaging some of their expendables.


Amen to that.
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Re: Remember how the Orioles acquired Pedro Strop?

PostPost #12 by birdwatcher55 » August 16th, 2012, 11:34 am

I think we all batted MacPhail around here in his four years but the Jones and Stroup deals were downright highway robbery. You have to give the guy credit 8-)
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