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Orioles want Vlad only on their terms

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11:29 AM ET 01.29 | According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Orioles want Vladimir Guerrero, but only on their terms. He reports the total worth of the O's offer is somewhere around $4.5-5 million. I would assume that includes a lower base salary with some incentives.

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January 29, 2011  11:34 AM ET

Don't all teams want players to sign on "their" terms? The big difference here is Vlad is running out of options and has no leverage.

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January 29, 2011  01:44 PM ET

Vlad is indeed running out of option with spring training starting in about 3 weeks. Someone will pick him up if an injury pops up on a team.

January 29, 2011  03:12 PM ET

Players (especially DHs) over 35 and agents need to be careful how they approach free agency. For them, it's a buyers market. Early discounting from the asking price can prevent a complete market implosion like Vlad is experiencing. Aging, injury prone stars are not in high demand. Except for the Cubs, I mean.

January 29, 2011  03:31 PM ET

Vlad's best bet is to take the Os offer... hit good... and when the deadline comes around he'd probably get traded to a contender looking for a bat. Pull a Jermaine Dye and his career may just be over.

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January 29, 2011  08:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't all teams want players to sign on "their" terms? The big difference here is Vlad is running out of options and has no leverage.

There isn't even a pork chop waiting for him in Kansas City.

 
January 30, 2011  11:01 AM ET

seems like it will happen

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