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Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » November 18th, 2011, 7:13 pm

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The #Orioles have agreed to terms, pending a physical, with former SD #Padres first rounder INF Matt Antonelli
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #2 by ofahn » November 18th, 2011, 7:24 pm

These signings are always important to rounding out the bench but they don't rate very high on the "wow" meter.
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PostPost #3 by Matt P » November 18th, 2011, 7:40 pm

It's never a bad idea to add talent. Nice buy low signing IMO.
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #4 by A_K » November 18th, 2011, 7:42 pm

It's fine. Nothing more or less.
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #5 by Don » November 18th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Again, the Orioles already had bench players on the roster and need to address guys that can clearly be everyday types.

Matt Antonelli of 2008 was a solid prospect, the 2012 version is closer to AAAA over a guy that can provide any value over Robert Andino or Ryan Adams at this stage.
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #6 by birdwatcher55 » November 19th, 2011, 10:42 am

From all reports I've read, this is a solid, under the radar signing :)
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PostPost #7 by Shorebirdfan » November 19th, 2011, 2:39 pm

I am jus fearful of him slowing the progress of real talent.
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #8 by ofahn » November 19th, 2011, 3:30 pm

Shorebirdfan wrote:I am jus fearful of him slowing the progress of real talent.


Who do you see him blocking this year?
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PostPost #9 by Matt P » November 19th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Shorebirdfan wrote:I am jus fearful of him slowing the progress of real talent.

What "real talent" are you referring to? None of the talent in the minors has even played a game in AA.
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PostPost #10 by ofahn » November 19th, 2011, 9:01 pm

Matt P wrote:What "real talent" are you referring to? None of the talent in the minors has even played a game in AA.


You're referring to middle infielders only, right?
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PostPost #11 by Tucker Blair » November 19th, 2011, 11:38 pm

I would like this signing if he was on a minor league deal. He at best is an Andino-level player.
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #12 by DougDE » November 20th, 2011, 8:43 am

I cant see why a player like this would need a major league deal. I'm assuming that means they've guaranteed him the major league minimum for a year, correct? Not bank breaking, just kind of like "Why would you do that?"
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #13 by Matt P » November 20th, 2011, 10:53 am

ofahn wrote:
Matt P wrote:What "real talent" are you referring to? None of the talent in the minors has even played a game in AA.


You're referring to middle infielders only, right?

Yeah.
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #14 by birdwatcher55 » November 23rd, 2011, 1:55 pm

There's nothing to block until 2013 at the earliest LOL 8-)
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Re: Orioles Sign Matt Antonelli

PostPost #15 by BuckMagic » November 23rd, 2011, 9:14 pm

Sold move IMO even if he's just a bench guy.
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