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    Jamie Walker to the O's

    Damn - I was hoping the Yanks would get him

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2664466
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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    3 years for 35 year old Jamie Walker. Yikes.

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Sounds from that article that the Os are busy!

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    There is so much money compared to relatively so little talent going around this offseason, these contracts (el duque, thomas, blanco, walker) are real indications of this markets insanity. 3 years!?

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by simmy886
    There is so much money compared to relatively so little talent going around this offseason, these contracts (el duque, thomas, blanco, walker) are real indications of this markets insanity. 3 years!?
    This is shaping up to be the most overpaid FA class ever. M&MD were just talking about Soriano possibly getting $20M per from one of the 8 teams chasing him. If that's true, then WOW.
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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by In Mo I Trust
    3 years for 35 year old Jamie Walker. Yikes.
    That is absurd.
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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeeman61
    Damn - I was hoping the Yanks would get him

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2664466
    Not at that price.

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Sox spoiled the market..
    Now anyone that can reach home plate on a fly will be cashing in..

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeeman61
    This is shaping up to be the most overpaid FA class ever. M&MD were just talking about Soriano possibly getting $20M per from one of the 8 teams chasing him. If that's true, then WOW.
    We had him for like 300K

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Howie Mandel: Peter Angelos, you made a bad deal.

    3 years, $12 million?!

    Jamie Walker went from a pitchers park at Comerica to a hitters paradise/pitchers nightmare at Camden Yards.
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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    I'll never understand why these mediocre teams spend their money giving middle relievers big deals (like the Cubs last year). Is it really worth spending 4 million dollars per year on Jamie Walker so they can be a 72 win team instead of a 70 win team? What the hells the difference?!! Save the money and get someone good who people will come to see.

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by scull567
    I'll never understand why these mediocre teams spend their money giving middle relievers big deals (like the Cubs last year). Is it really worth spending 4 million dollars per year on Jamie Walker so they can be a 72 win team instead of a 70 win team? What the hells the difference?!! Save the money and get someone good who people will come to see.
    your are underestimating bullpen's strength...dont ask me why tho


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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by scull567
    I'll never understand why these mediocre teams spend their money giving middle relievers big deals (like the Cubs last year). Is it really worth spending 4 million dollars per year on Jamie Walker so they can be a 72 win team instead of a 70 win team? What the hells the difference?!! Save the money and get someone good who people will come to see.
    If their GM or owner is smart, the teams won't be mediocre.

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    man what gives I really wanted this guy, we better not miss out on Spieier though

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by BroadwayBomber55
    Howie Mandel: Peter Angelos, you made a bad deal.

    3 years, $12 million?!

    Jamie Walker went from a pitchers park at Comerica to a hitters paradise/pitchers nightmare at Camden Yards.
    Camden Yards is pretty neutral. It played as a hitter's park years ago, but now it's pretty much in the middle.

    Our bullpen was among the worst in baseball last year, so relievers really seem to be a priority. Hence overpaying a bit for a guy like Walker. I would expect another arm to be signed and maybe another coming in a trade for Rodrigo Lopez.
    Is it possible to fire ownership?

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by GotMelk?
    man what gives I really wanted this guy, we better not miss out on Spieier though
    Don't hold your breath waiting for Speier to sign with the Yankees.
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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Spiecer is rightey. We have enuff righties in our pen. And also he is type A FA. We need lefties. Get Kline and one more lefty, and trade Myers.


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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by Allan
    Don't hold your breath waiting for Speier to sign with the Yankees.
    Imagine how much he'll get. sheesh.

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Didn't realize his was that old.
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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    I guess they learned absolutely nothing from throwing a big contract at Steve Kline. Wow. Hopefully Walker just stinks for them without the whole "I'm a psycho" part.

    I watched the last Yanks series @ Camden from here in Maryland...Jim Duquette was talking a LOAD of sh*t about the Yankees and about how great this offseason was going to be for the Orioles. Pssh.

    Rotoworld: ". The 35-year-old is set to make more per year under the agreement than he has totaled in his entire career as a major leaguer to date." God bless him...good job O's!!!

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by GotMelk?
    man what gives I really wanted this guy, we better not miss out on Spieier though
    We don't need to be overpaying for bullpen arms. Thankfully.

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Rivera
    Farnsworth
    Proctor
    Bruney
    Myers
    Britton
    Beam

    + more waiting in the wings

    I don't want to see the Yanks spend >$1m on any reliever this offseason. Especially not $12m like the Orioles did. Good relievers are hit and miss, anyway. I'd rather get someone in a trade or pick up a bunch of cheap guys and see what sticks in spring training

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    Re: Jamie Walker to the O's

    Quote Originally Posted by Panamaniac42
    Rotoworld: ". The 35-year-old is set to make more per year under the agreement than he has totaled in his entire career as a major leaguer to date." God bless him...good job O's!!!
    Isn't this true for most players upon signing their first free agent contract?

    Granted, it sounds silly because Walker is 35. But he didn't make the majors until he was older, so it isn't like he's been collecting paychecks for 15 seasons.
    Is it possible to fire ownership?

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