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Orioles still talking to Joe Saunders' agent

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09:23 AM ET 12.30 | Executive vice president Dan Duquette remains in contact with left-hander Joe Saunders' agent. Some members of the national media keep trying to link the Orioles to Kyle Lohse, but they don't give out big contracts to free-agent pitchers and they'd rather hold onto their first-round pick. The Orioles, not the members of the national media. Manager Buck Showalter has lots of in-house candidates for the last rotation spot, including Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter, Steve Johnson and Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland. Showalter has always intended to give them a shot, but he's also willing to consider them for the bullpen. That's especially true of Matusz, who thrived as a lefty specialist, and Hunter, who's out of options.

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December 30, 2012  11:09 AM ET

Either the interns edited the hell out of this article or it is very poorly written.

December 30, 2012  07:14 PM ET

i wonder WHY the angels can't afford to sign this guy for a year or two?? it wouldn't hurt the team at all if you know what i mean,,,

December 30, 2012  07:17 PM ET

if hunter its out of options, and joe sanders a free agent then WHO would the orioles should invest a few millions?? hunter its a young arm though joe sanders has the experienced gained in the halos organization and the d'backs organization as well,,,

December 30, 2012  07:18 PM ET

you can't eat and drink at the same time,, you either sign hunter or sign sanders,, but can't sign both players,,

December 30, 2012  07:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

you can't eat and drink at the same time,, you either sign hunter or sign sanders,, but can't sign both players,,

because the marlins are willing to sign both players before you even know it!!!

December 30, 2012  07:20 PM ET
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because the marlins are willing to sign both players before you even know it!!!

ofcourse the marlins aren't a real competetive twam, but the players should always expect a mistery surprise under the excecutive sleeves,,,

December 30, 2012  07:21 PM ET
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ofcourse the marlins aren't a real competetive twam, but the players should always expect a mistery surprise under the excecutive sleeves,,,

sign you now but,,,,, would likely trade you away in 3 months or so,,,

December 30, 2012  07:22 PM ET

the market its thin in lefties availability?? and who say so?? J,P, POWEL available plus another 8 lefties are in the free agents can anybody jump the wagon already??

December 30, 2012  07:24 PM ET

the marlins/the rangers/the orioles/the yankees/the angels/the padres/the rockies/ all this team are willing to give to any player at least 2 years deal,,,

December 30, 2012  07:36 PM ET

the orioles best options?? let joe sanders walk away and focus in signing hunter to a two years deal what is so hard to figureout this easy answer??

 
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