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"Orioles interest in Prince Fielder is Angelos secret mandate"

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PostPost #91 by birdwatcher55 » December 22nd, 2011, 4:15 pm

Report: Cubs out of Fielder Sweepstakes 8-)
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PostPost #92 by ofahn » December 22nd, 2011, 4:31 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Report: Cubs out of Fielder Sweepstakes


I won't believe that until they trade for Rizzo.
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PostPost #93 by A_K » December 22nd, 2011, 5:21 pm

Logan Morrison just said on Twitter that he hears Prince to Seattle is a done deal.

Imagine reading that sentence in 1990.
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PostPost #94 by thezeroes » December 22nd, 2011, 6:24 pm

He then rescinded his tweet because it was Prince the singer.
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PostPost #95 by A_K » December 22nd, 2011, 8:49 pm

Pretty funny exchange. I imagine lots of Seattle fans were as amused as I was.
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PostPost #96 by birdwatcher55 » December 23rd, 2011, 2:14 pm

My gut tells me we have the highest offer on the table for him 8-)
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PostPost #97 by ofahn » December 23rd, 2011, 2:49 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:My gut tells me we have the highest offer on the table for him 8-)


Take two Tums and it will go away.
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PostPost #98 by Don » December 23rd, 2011, 3:30 pm

I will tell you that no team has an offer. Boras is still talking frame works to a deal with teams. It is not going much further at the moment.
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PostPost #99 by A_K » December 23rd, 2011, 5:29 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:My gut tells me we have the highest offer on the table for him 8-)


Why would you intentionally position yourself for certain disappointment?
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PostPost #100 by birdwatcher55 » December 24th, 2011, 11:06 am

A_K wrote:
birdwatcher55 wrote:My gut tells me we have the highest offer on the table for him 8-)


Why would you intentionally position yourself for certain disappointment?

... because I'm basically an optimistic person and feel the Orioles will eventually get there MOO hitter.
PS One more makes 100!!! :)
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PostPost #101 by birdwatcher55 » December 24th, 2011, 11:08 am

Note to Don: I have to think we are well past that stage. Teams have a general idea what he is looking for in terms of years and money... thus you see some dropping out 8-)
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PostPost #102 by birdwatcher55 » December 28th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Peter Gammons reports Fielder may "settle" for 3 years at $23-25 mil per and then try free agency again in three years 8-)
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PostPost #103 by Matt P » December 28th, 2011, 1:32 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Peter Gammons reports Fielder may "settle" for 3 years at $23-25 mil per and then try free agency again in three years 8-)

Scott Boras shot down that rumor pretty quickly.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/po ... et-fielder
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PostPost #104 by birdwatcher55 » December 28th, 2011, 2:06 pm

Matt P wrote:
birdwatcher55 wrote:Peter Gammons reports Fielder may "settle" for 3 years at $23-25 mil per and then try free agency again in three years 8-)

Scott Boras shot down that rumor pretty quickly.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/po ... et-fielder

Thanks for that update. Perhaps Theo was tossing it around with the media LOL :lol:
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PostPost #105 by ofahn » December 28th, 2011, 2:55 pm

Before anyone in Baltimore starts getting fitted for Fielder jerseys and learning recipes for tofu burgers, think three moves ahead in this chess game.

First, don't believe ANYTHING that Scott Boras says publicly about his clients . At this point in the game and with the market as limited as it is Boras and Fielder ARE considering a 3/80 - 85M contract or perhaps a 6/155 - 165M with a three year opt out clause. Their problem is that the teams that might sign him to that kind of contract are not what they're looking for - a contender. The bad news for Orioles' fans (if you think that signing Fielder is a good move) is that we would be low on any list of teams that Boras and Fielder would be willing to accept on those terms.

If they're planning on going back on the market in three years they would want a contender's home park where Fielder's numbers would be big. Toronto and Washington both have parks that would benefit Fielder and they are both potential contenders. Of course, Camden Yards would be perfect for his left handed bat but Boras knows we don't have enough in our farm system to make us a contender. If the market completely collapses he might falls into our laps but fans should accept that he will be a three year sideshow while we are rebuilding. I'm not sure I see that as progress. Particularly if Angelos pays Fielder out of money that should be used for the draft and international signings.

I think I now better understand the dilemma that women have when they're eying bad boys across the bar. It might seem like a good idea now but they will almost certainly regret it later.
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