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DaleJRFan
12-28-2005, 04:11 AM
didn't see this posted and didn't return results in the search..

BALTIMORE -- A few days before the calendar changes, the Orioles have reportedly patched one of their remaining holes. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday night that the O's are close to signing Jeromy Burnitz to a two-year contract, a deal that would address the team's shortage of starting outfielders and power bats in one fell swoop.


MLB.com Article (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051227&content_id=1287545&vkey=hotstove2005&fext=.jsp)


Baltimore Sun Article (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-burnitz27,1,7596594.story?coll=bal-sports-headlines&ctrack=1&cset=true) (reports the deal is 2 years, 12 million)


Orioles Forum Thread (http://www.orioleshangout.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28623) (sounds like they're really excited about this signing)

Tragg
12-28-2005, 08:02 AM
"a deal that would address the team's shortage of starting outfielders and power bats in one fell swoop."

Th Baltimore Sun needs a visit from the teal police.

Hitmen77
12-28-2005, 08:56 AM
So, they're getting a Cubs reject to replace a Cubs reject. Doesn't sound like a winning formula to me. I can't wait until next year when they acquire Jacques Jones.

Dick Allen
12-28-2005, 10:30 AM
So, they're getting a Cubs reject to replace a Cubs reject. Doesn't sound like a winning formula to me. I can't wait until next year when they acquire Jacques Jones.Baltimore - where worthless Cub right-fielders go to die.

kittle42
12-28-2005, 11:18 AM
Wow. What a perfect Baltimore acquisition. Will these fools ever learn?

The Critic
12-28-2005, 11:27 AM
He'd have been a decent acquisition at half that price.
Okay in the field, decent pop, a strikeout machine.

DumpJerry
12-28-2005, 12:01 PM
"one of their remaining holes" Wow. You'd think they were the White Sox 12 months ago-just mere steps away from a perfect storm baseball team.

Well, with Boston giving away the farm, they have a shot at 2nd in the AL East if you ignore Toronto.

MarySwiss
12-28-2005, 12:10 PM
"one of their remaining holes" Wow. You'd think they were the White Sox 12 months ago-just mere steps away from a perfect storm baseball team.

Well, with Boston giving away the farm, they have a shot at 2nd in the AL East if you ignore Toronto.

Y'know, I'm seriously considering a small wager on Toronto to win that division in 2006. No teal.

Fredsox
12-28-2005, 12:12 PM
Y'know, I'm seriously considering a small wager on Toronto to win that division in 2006. No teal.

You'd probably get some nice odds in Las Vegas if you were a gamblin' kinda person.... Agree that Toronto could be a big surprise this year.

SOXSINCE'70
12-28-2005, 02:42 PM
Y'know, I'm seriously considering a small wager on Toronto to win that division in 2006. No teal.
With the Yankmees and Blow Sawx spiraling into the abyss,
the O's and Blow Jays may surprise a few teams.

DumpJerry
12-28-2005, 03:00 PM
With the Yankmees and Blow Sawx spiraling into the abyss,
the O's and Blow Jays may surprise a few teams.
Just the Jays. They spent a ton of money on pitching.

SOX ADDICT '73
12-28-2005, 03:02 PM
Well, with Boston giving away the farm, they have a shot at 2nd in the AL East if you ignore Toronto.
And if you ignore Cleveland, the Minnesota team plane crashes, and the Royals are simply willed out of existence, Detroit has a shot at 2nd in the AL Central. :cool:

DumpJerry
12-28-2005, 03:06 PM
And if you ignore Cleveland, the Minnesota team plane crashes, and the Royals are simply willed out of existence, Detroit has a shot at 2nd in the AL Central. :cool:
Detroit can finish about 5 games ahead of the Royals in normal circumstances. They have all those Borasss clients.

Banix12
12-28-2005, 03:17 PM
The only think I disagree with on this deal is the two years. At this point in his career Burnitz is really only worth one year contracts. However he is absolutely better than anything they had last season. He didn't put up bad numbers last year, as has been pointed out numerous times Burnitz actually put up numbers last year that were better than the numbers of the guy the cubs replaced him with.

Other than the length of contract I don't think it is an awful signing.

SOX ADDICT '73
12-28-2005, 03:39 PM
Detroit can finish about 5 games ahead of the Royals in normal circumstances. They have all those Borasss clients.
But...but...the Royals signed four whole players! And at the same time! What difference does it make who they were? FOUR PLAYERS!

On the actual subject of this thread, I would SWEAR I heard on the SportsCenter update on ESPN radio that Jeremy BONDERMAN was signing a deal with Baltimore...I couldn't figure out why Detroit would let go of their best young arm. This makes more sense...not for the Orioles, though!:redneck

SOXSINCE'70
12-28-2005, 04:30 PM
Just the Jays. They spent a ton of money on pitching.
Perhaps TOO much on pitching.Mediocre pitching,that is.:D: :D:

SoxSpeed22
12-28-2005, 04:32 PM
Not our problem.

Optipessimism
12-28-2005, 08:38 PM
Wow. They really don't think much of our Sox over there, but so what. Their team is a mess and is destined to suck until either the AL East becomes a one team division or until the Earth reverses rotation and pigs fly on magic carpets, which ever happens first. Meanwhile, Boston and New York will continue to spend while Toronto and Tampa Bay improve.

DaleJRFan
12-28-2005, 09:38 PM
Burnitz, at age 37, is earning 6 million a year... while Jermaine Dye was World Series MVP, and at age 31 is signed for 5 million next season.

Burnitz: 258/322/435 - 24 HR - 87 RBI
Dye: 274/333/512 - 31 HR - 86 RBI

This is yet another reason why KW is the most ass-kicking GM in baseball.

Banix12
12-28-2005, 10:29 PM
Burnitz, at age 37, is earning 6 million a year... while Jermaine Dye was World Series MVP, and at age 31 is signed for 5 million next season.

Burnitz: 258/322/435 - 24 HR - 87 RBI
Dye: 274/333/512 - 31 HR - 86 RBI

This is yet another reason why KW is the most ass-kicking GM in baseball.

It's more like proof of what a stand up guy Dye is. He could have gone somewhere else for more money, there were other offers on the table. However he made a verbal agreement with Kenny and he stood by it.

RKMeibalane
12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
Baltimore is fast becoming exactly like the WSI Roadhouse. It's the place where steaming piles of **** go to die.

JorgeFabregas
12-30-2005, 01:09 PM
Burnitz, at age 37, is earning 6 million a year... while Jermaine Dye was World Series MVP, and at age 31 is signed for 5 million next season.

Burnitz: 258/322/435 - 24 HR - 87 RBI
Dye: 274/333/512 - 31 HR - 86 RBI

This is yet another reason why KW is the most ass-kicking GM in baseball.

Burnitz is getting a little long in the tooth, but his career OPS is very similar to Dye's. They overpaid a bit, but it's not a terrible signing.

DaleJRFan
12-30-2005, 05:29 PM
Burnitz is getting a little long in the tooth, but his career OPS is very similar to Dye's. They overpaid a bit, but it's not a terrible signing.

I always liked Burnitz... but his one year with the Scubbies totally ruined it for me.

Chitown Hitmen
12-30-2005, 05:44 PM
Two years, two million, are they nuts? He was sort of okay with the cubs, O's add a pretty good power hitter, who at best is a decent player. He will strike out alot again in '06 probably, but hey it's not an awful deal.

y2j2785
12-30-2005, 05:56 PM
Its now 2 years in a row that Burnitz has taken the spot of Sammy Sosa on a team. Jeez........

RKMeibalane
01-01-2006, 12:15 AM
Its now 2 years in a row that Burnitz has taken the spot of Sammy Sosa on a team. Jeez........

I don't really care as long as neither of them finds their way to the South Side.