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    Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Scott Williamson -- 1 year, 900k+incentives

    Chad Bradford deal in place but not official yet.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2678427
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Wow...apparently bullpen fixation dissorder is spreading.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Wow...apparently bullpen fixation dissorder is spreading.
    I think it speaks to the woeful state of pitching in MLB today. There never seems to be enough. I don't know what the solution is.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    If you can't get decent starters, just stack the bullpen 7 deep and give them half your IP.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Bradford, Williamson, Walker, Baez and Ray is a pretty solid pen.

    If teams are giving the Eatons and Lilly's of the world $8-$10M/year, then it makes sense to add solid pitchers to your pen. It's cheaper, and your starters only have average about 6 innings. It's not a bad strategy.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    We should've signed Williamson to a similar contract...I think he still has a house in Cincy, and he could have competed for the closer's role.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    I wanted the Reds to get Bradford SIGH

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    I wanted the Reds to get Bradford SIGH
    I was surprised to see him go to Baltimore. Last I read, it seemed he had all but signed to return to the Mets. This hurts the Mets pen, esp. if they move Heilman to the rotation.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    If Scott Williamson's arm can stay attached, Leo Mazzone could get a scary good season from him.
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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Bradford, Williamson, Walker, Baez and Ray is a pretty solid pen.

    If teams are giving the Eatons and Lilly's of the world $8-$10M/year, then it makes sense to add solid pitchers to your pen. It's cheaper, and your starters only have average about 6 innings. It's not a bad strategy.
    Totally agree

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    If Scott Williamson's arm can stay attached, Leo Mazzone could get a scary good season from him.

    Agree completely. I always loved watching him pitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut View Post
    Agree completely. I always loved watching him pitch
    Doc Kremcheck likes watching Williamson pitch....the money he's made from MLB teams on Williamson's surgeries likely paid for a summer home in the Catskills for the Kremcheck family.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    In one of the most bizarre twists in baseball, the Orioles have some of the best pitching around as far as I'm concerned. Their farm system is pretty well-stocked with young talent. They have a handful of starters who are inconsistent: horrendous some days, but potentially five straight days of awesome. Their bullpen is pretty solid. This either means that they are so badly deficient in some other areas or all-around irreparably cracked, or that they may be a halfway decent team in a couple of years.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    In one of the most bizarre twists in baseball, the Orioles have some of the best pitching around as far as I'm concerned. Their farm system is pretty well-stocked with young talent. They have a handful of starters who are inconsistent: horrendous some days, but potentially five straight days of awesome. Their bullpen is pretty solid. This either means that they are so badly deficient in some other areas or all-around irreparably cracked, or that they may be a halfway decent team in a couple of years.
    See the Chicago Cubs the last couple seasons.

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    Re: Orioles further upgrade pen (Williamson, Bradford)

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    See the Chicago Cubs the last couple seasons.
    That's a fair comparison. But I think that the pitching in the Orioles' system is better than what the Cubs have had. And their starting pitching right now is more balanced than one genuine ace and a couple of perpetually injured prodigies. Not as showy, but could be more solid.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.


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