Matt P wrote:I don't remember seeing that anywhere. I remember him saying it would be around what it was last year and that they had trouble fitting Mark into the budget when asked why they non-tendered him.
Orioles Notes: Saunders, McLouth, Correia, Schierholtz
By Luke Adams [December 4, 2012 at 5:50pm CST]
Orioles manager Buck Showalter addressed reporters and appeared on MLB Network Radio today to discuss a few O's-related subjects. Let's round up all things Orioles, courtesy of Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli, and Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM (all links go to Twitter)....
Orioles VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette told reporters he hopes to come home with a signed player by the end of the week.
The Orioles met with Joe Saunders' reps today and had preliminary talks, tweets Connolly.
The Orioles have interest in free agents Kevin Correia and Nate Schierholtz, and have had meetings with their agents in Nashville, tweets Connolly.
Showalter spoke to free agent outfielder Nate McLouth earlier today, and GM Dan Duquette is expected to meet with McLouth's agent tonight. McLouth is looking for only a one-year deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, so he can re-establish his value and return to the market.
The Orioles haven't given up on the idea of re-signing Mark Reynolds, who the club non-tendered last week.
The O's are also hoping to re-sign Omar Quintanilla, another non-tender.
If other clubs don't value Baltimore's young players as much as the O's do, the club won't make a trade just for the sake of making one, says Showalter.
Baltimore's payroll will be between $90MM and $100MM next season.
According to Showalter, MLB's managers were asked whether they were in favor of expanding instant replay, and 29 of 30 voted yes.
IMO any claim that they "couldn't fit Reynolds into the payroll" was a justification for simply casting him loose.http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/o ... nilla.html