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Orioles sign Jair Jurrjens

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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:44 PM

Orioles sign Jair Jurrjens 


Interesting signing considering we almost traded for him at one point.

@JonHeymanCBS: Jair Jurrjens agrees to deal with #orioles. t.co/C1MQUYKz
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Posted: 1/24/2013 11:36 PM

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Cool! Jurrjens had a 3.40 career ERA over 4 years going into 2012. This isn't like signing Dontrelle Willis, who hadn't been relevant since 2006.

The question now becomes what this means for the 2012 starting rotation.

Does DD envision putting Jurrjens in Norfolk and letting Rick Peterson go to work on him?
Does he think we can put him in the starting rotation this year?
Is Joe Saunders not an option anymore? He was allegedly going to sign somewhere this week.
Does Jurrjens even have minor league options?
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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:09 AM

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I like the signing. $1.5 million guaranteed for this season with a chance for Jurrjens to add $2.5 million in incentives. He's just a few days short of his 27th B-Day so he's young enough to bounce back.

 

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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:40 AM

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I like the signing a lot, and now knowing he's only 27 -- that definitely makes it better!

I just hope we can still sign Saunders back on, we need to be playing that hometown hero card!


Tillman
Hammel
Jurrjens
Gonzalez
Wei Yen Chen

Arrieta
Britton
Steve Johnson

So we have those 8 right now battling for rotation spots, and then if we did add Saunders, that'd make it 9. Then we have Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman coming up. This would make for some great competition.
"This team's gonna be very good in a hurry."- Peter Gammons
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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:42 AM

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I'd like it better with a team option for 2014 for similar terms with a small 100k buyout.
Losers whine about their best...... Winners go home and        %##%# the prom queen.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:13 AM

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Loss of velocity is always a concern. Not a bad signing for depth.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:39 AM

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dmason85 wrote: Cool! Jurrjens had a 3.40 career ERA over 4 years going into 2012. This isn't like signing Dontrelle Willis, who hadn't been relevant since 2006.

The question now becomes what this means for the 2012 starting rotation.

Does DD envision putting Jurrjens in Norfolk and letting Rick Peterson go to work on him?
Does he think we can put him in the starting rotation this year?
Is Joe Saunders not an option anymore? He was allegedly going to sign somewhere this week.
Does Jurrjens even have minor league options?
Some good questions. It will be interesting to see if Peterson can help him regain his form from early 2011.
I'll add one more question, Does this mean DD will package a couple of pitchers to obtain a power bat for the clean-up spot?




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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:12 AM

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Not very exciting but than again neither was acquiring Jason Hammel

Low risk move

Scary to think we explored trading AJ for this guy

...and don't call me Shirley
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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:15 AM

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Dont think the Orioles ever looked into the trade sending Jones out but thats what the Braves wanted in return and the MacPhail hung up the phone.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:39 AM

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JMUplayermike wrote: I'd like it better with a team option for 2014 for similar terms with a small 100k buyout.

I think he's still got 2 years of arbitration left so actually, this deal is better cause if he doesn't perform then we are not liable for a second year. If he does, then we could keep him for a decent value.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:21 PM

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minor league options left 2

could supply AAA depth if the pull the trigger on trading a young arm like Arrieta or Britton
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Posted: 1/25/2013 1:03 PM

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always a crapshoot signing a pitcher with a history of injury....however I agree this one is low risk, and perhaps high reward. I hope he makes it and returns to form. It would be a huge plus for us
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Posted: 1/25/2013 1:11 PM

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Very nice signing. Still can rebound after a rough year last year. He's youngish. Under team control for a while. Well done, F.O.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:08 PM

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Hopefully we get the version that was touching 95-96 and not the version of him struggling to touch 90.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:51 PM

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I just love the moves Duquette makes. He is always looking and doing his homework to try and better this team. Low risk, high reward.

Whether this guy makes it or not, its good to know we have a front office guy who really works hard on getting this team back to its glory.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:08 AM

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coltfromcarolina wrote: I just love the moves Duquette makes. He is always looking and doing his homework to try and better this team. Low risk, high reward.

Whether this guy makes it or not, its good to know we have a front office guy who really works hard on getting this team back to its glory.
My favorite things about Duquette is the competition he creates. If you don't perform then we'll find someone who will. You think Jake Arrieta is coasting through this offseason gazing at his framed Baseball America Top Prospects list? Heck no. He's busting his butt because if he isn't fulfilling his potential, he won't sniff the ML this year. I love remembering August 2008 where we ran out of warm bodies in Baltimore and had to call up Chris Waters, who's 5.70 ERA in Norfolk at the time was less than inspiring. What message does that send to the players in the organization? Just imagine where Chris Waters would have been with the depth we have today. He'd barely make Bowie's rotation now.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:19 AM

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Waters may have been able to groom correctly if the pitching system in place now was around for many years going back.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:27 PM

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I wonder where Waters is now? I actually thought we'd have a solid pitcher as soon as he had that near no-hitter in his first game against Red Sox.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:50 PM

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stephenjames1979 wrote: I wonder where Waters is now? I actually thought we'd have a solid pitcher as soon as he had that near no-hitter in his first game against Red Sox.
http://www.thebaseballcube.com...?P=Chris-Waters
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:54 PM

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Remember Penn and Liz? Thought we had something going back in those days but both where rushed along to quick and bottomed out in a hurry. Heck Loewen was around in those days as well. Loewen just signed with Toronto the other day after spending a year elsewhere.
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