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Report: Rays interested in Grant Balfour

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09:19 AM ET 12.21 | The Rays have interest in closer Grant Balfour, according to a tweet from ESPN's Jim Bowden:

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December 21, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Sure they are, if the price just went way down. But given that scenario, a lot of teams are interested..

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December 21, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Balfour is going to sue the Orioles and most likely MLB now. Not sure how that works since it is a " Team" physical you have to pass to complete any contract. And a team can set it's own standard. Jeesh! Methinks the guy just saw some money fly out the window-cause he did.

December 21, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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True. But not all teams have the Rays' talent. This could be a good match.

The real question to me is " Why did the A's not resign him?" do they know something? They are pretty smart about their business. Makes little sense at this point.

December 21, 2013  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

True. But not all teams have the Rays' talent. This could be a good match.

the Rays will straight him up in either way,pitching and health plus the whole team its at their best when tough challenge its for the taker!!!

December 21, 2013  11:08 AM ET

baltimore excuses were that the pitcher was injuried but can't proved otherwise!!

December 21, 2013  11:10 AM ET

if this closer were injuried then why the doctors clear him to play for any team???
about the A's?i guess they just trying to get a different type of closer in the new closer!!

December 21, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Sure they are, if the price just went way down. But given that scenario, a lot of teams are interested..

any team could and should use the same type of caution as the red sox did w/Napoli in the 2013 season!!!

December 21, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Balfour is going to sue the Orioles and most likely MLB now. Not sure how that works since it is a " Team" physical you have to pass to complete any contract. And a team can set it's own standard. Jeesh! Methinks the guy just saw some money fly out the window-cause he did.

Sue on what grounds? The deal was contingent on passing their physical. Unless you are implying the Orioles somehow acted in bad faith by expressing 'concern' over the results of the physical they nor MLB has done anything wrong.

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December 21, 2013  05:44 PM ET

Dude couldnt even make the Reds staff.

December 21, 2013  10:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sure they are, if the price just went way down. But given that scenario, a lot of teams are interested..

Ding Ding!! We have a winner!

 
December 21, 2013  11:52 PM ET

If he has a damaged. Arm, look for The Mets to Sign Him!!!

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