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2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #16 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 7:17 pm

Shorebirdfan wrote: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.

Odds are against Klein to make/contribute in major leagues.

http://camdendepot.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... -just.html

And I agree; I have heard nothing but good things about Cole.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #17 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 7:21 pm

ofahn wrote: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?

I agree that they still should spend more, but $10-$12 million should get them ranked as one of the top three spenders this year.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #18 by A_K » August 15th, 2011, 7:31 pm

ofahn wrote: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?


When it gets a new owner, and not one second sooner (but possibly much later, obviously).
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #19 by Shorebirdfan » August 15th, 2011, 7:35 pm

ofahn wrote: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?


That's easy. the additional $3-$5 million will most likely be used this off season on some washed up worthless middle reliever who fans will be yelling "DFA DFA" in reference to by mid-May.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #20 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 7:45 pm

Updating some reports that previously didn't have scouting info:

15th rounder Eric Wooten: http://orioles-nation.com/2011/06/08/sc ... a-college/
19th rounder Dustin Ward: http://orioles-nation.com/2011/06/08/sc ... -arkansas/
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #21 by rjc3 » August 15th, 2011, 7:53 pm

Jordan wrote:Updating some reports that previously didn't have scouting info:

15th rounder Eric Wooten: http://orioles-nation.com/2011/06/08/sc ... a-college/
19th rounder Dustin Ward: http://orioles-nation.com/2011/06/08/sc ... -arkansas/


Seems to me that there is a reoccurring theme of LOOGYs in this draft. Fowler, Ward, Howard, Taylor, Wooten.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #22 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 7:57 pm

One more update:

Jose Rivera, 21st round pick: http://orioles-nation.com/2011/06/08/sc ... p-hill-jc/
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #23 by Don » August 15th, 2011, 8:02 pm

I am taking my Trent Howard thoughts that he could be lighting in a bottle because of his location, lack of exposure. If he took up to coaching quickly, he has the frame and potential to be something significant. I look at his early career numbers and think he could be a solid left handed mid to late rotation starter or at worse a middle relief pitcher.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #24 by Shorebirdfan » August 15th, 2011, 8:11 pm

MASN is reporting Esposito is signed.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #25 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 8:12 pm

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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #26 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 8:16 pm

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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #27 by Shorebirdfan » August 15th, 2011, 8:23 pm

So assuming Bundy signs in about 2 hours and 37 minutes, what kind of grade do the O's get in this draft? One with Delmonico and one without please.

I would give them a solid B with him and a C without.
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #28 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 8:29 pm

$600,000 for Esposito. Not sure why it took so long. http://twitter.com/#!/OriolesHangout/st ... 9489154049
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #29 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 8:32 pm

Esposito's $600,000 bonus brings total draft spendings to $2,331,000
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Re: 2011 August 15th Signing Deadline Thread

PostPost #30 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 15th, 2011, 8:42 pm

http://twitter.com/#!/Britt_Ghiroli/sta ... 4204593152

There's progress in Delmonico talks. #Orioles remain optimistic they can get all three in Bundy/Esposito/Delmonico
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