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Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #1 by ofahn » October 31st, 2012, 11:41 am

By Ben Nicholson-Smith [October 31, 2012 at 11:26am CST]

The Orioles have declined their 2013 option for Mark Reynolds, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports (on Twitter). The infielder obtains a $500K buyout instead of an $11MM salary.

Reynolds remains under team control via the arbitration process. The Orioles have until November 30th to decide whether to tender him a contract for 2013. If the Orioles offer Reynolds arbitration, he'd get approximately $8.9MM in the estimation of MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.

Reynolds started the 2012 season slowly, but hit 15 home runs after August 1st, finishing with 23 homers and a .221/.335/.429 batting line. The 29-year-old struck out 159 times, but didn't lead the league in strikeouts for the first time since 2007.

The Orioles don't have any option decisions remaining. They exercised Luis Ayala's option earlier this week.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/o ... 43voyUt.99


Let the negotiations begin.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/o ... nolds.html
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #2 by LA Detective » October 31st, 2012, 2:15 pm

I like MR's grit but I think he proved after his hot streak that he really is a .225/23 hr guy...To take that next step for the O's future this is an area of great opportunity to improve the team offensively.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #3 by birdwatcher55 » October 31st, 2012, 2:45 pm

I think the Orioles are taking a bit of a risk here. Let's hope it works out. I don't see many better alternatives out there that won't cost us personnel/prospects 8-)
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #4 by steve » October 31st, 2012, 4:52 pm

Reynolds is the first Oriole to hit 3 homers in one game. Please resign him!
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #5 by ofahn » October 31st, 2012, 5:20 pm

steve wrote:Reynolds is the first Oriole to hit 3 homers in one game. Please resign him!


Does someone else want to take this one?
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #6 by rudyrooster » October 31st, 2012, 5:27 pm

No surprise that O's declined to exercise the $11MM option for 2013. I'll be surprised (but not shocked) if this matter goes to Arbitration. I get the feeling that DD doesn't see Mark as having $8.9MM value. I'd like to see us keep Mark, but I think that will only happen if the 2 sides can work out a deal at a lesser rate. If they can't work a deal then Mark will most likely be non-tendered and sent on his merry way. Just my opinion...
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #7 by osforlife » October 31st, 2012, 5:29 pm

Hopefully Davis can show that he can play an average first base. Not sure how management will decide that before Nov. 30th. That would save us alot of money.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #8 by Seafordeagles » October 31st, 2012, 5:32 pm

ofahn wrote:
Does someone else want to take this one?


I'll try, it's happened 18 times in Orioles history, the last by Nick Markakis in 2006
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #9 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 31st, 2012, 5:36 pm

steve wrote:Reynolds is the first Oriole to hit 3 homers in one game. Please resign him!

Did Reynolds hit three home runs in a game this year?

I'm fairly certain it wad Davis.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #10 by birdwatcher55 » October 31st, 2012, 6:17 pm

steve wrote:Reynolds is the first Oriole to hit 3 homers in one game. Please resign him!

I believe Bobby Grich hit three in one game as well 8-)
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #11 by ofahn » October 31st, 2012, 6:29 pm

rudyrooster wrote: I get the feeling that DD doesn't see Mark as having $8.9MM value


The Mark Reynolds from last season doesn't. The Mark Reynolds that learns to take the outside pitch to RF probably will.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #12 by ofahn » October 31st, 2012, 6:30 pm

Seafordeagles wrote:
I'll try, it's happened 18 times in Orioles history, the last by Nick Markakis in 2006


You get your first Reputation Point for doing the research.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #13 by steve » October 31st, 2012, 6:37 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Did Reynolds hit three home runs in a game this year?

I'm fairly certain it wad Davis.

Was it Davis? Well i recalled watching the game on MASN when i saw 3 homers in that night at Camden Yards.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #14 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 31st, 2012, 6:42 pm

steve wrote:Was it Davis? Well i recalled watching the game on MASN when i saw 3 homers in that night at Camden Yards.

100% sure it was Davis.
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Re: Orioles Decline Mark Reynolds' Option

PostPost #15 by osforlife » October 31st, 2012, 7:52 pm

steve wrote:Was it Davis? Well i recalled watching the game on MASN when i saw 3 homers in that night at Camden Yards.

Where did you get the information that Reynolds was the first Oriole to hit 3 homers in one game?
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