Found January 29, 2013 on
Last week, the Baltimore Orioles signed another pitcher; however, it was not a name that I even had on my radar.
Then again, there were rumors about a few years ago concerning Jair Jurrjens donning the black and the orange. Back then, he was a young pitcher who looked to be on the cusp of greatness; however, injury, setbacks and struggles on the mound have lowered his value.
That led to Jurrjens being non-tenured by the Atlanta Braves in the off-season. Now, the Orioles and Dan Duquette are looking to again take on a low-risk, high-reward type of player.
From the Baltimore Sun: The former Atlanta Braves right-hander — who agreed to terms with the Orioles on a one-year deal this week — said he feels healthy for the first time in years. And he hopes to recapture the promise that made him one of the game’s top up-and-coming pitchers.
Adding Jurrjens will give the Orioles more organizational depth. He can be sent to the minors this season, and the Orioles can ...
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Even after signing free agent right-hander Jair Jurrjens,
the Baltimore Orioles continue to pursue left-hander Joe Saunders, according to
Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Here’s what I know for sure -- at least heading into Monday:
Both sides still want a marriage and are hopeful it will happen, but both have
a pretty clear idea of what it will take, and neither...
Once a on-base machine, Nick Johnson has retired from baseball. Johnson, 34, had struggled to stay healthy over the last three seasons.
Johnson appeared in only 38 games with the Orioles last season while struggling with wrist problems.
The biggest asset Johnson brought to big-league clubs was his ability to get on base. He finishes his 10-year career with a .268/.399/.441 batting...
Former elite Yankees prospect Nick Johnson retired on Monday at the age of just 34. Johnson played last season with the Orioles, posting a .714 OPS in 38 games with the team. His issue last year wasn't productivity, but the same thing that plagued him over his entire career: injuries.
During his major league career, which began in 2001, Johnson put together a career line...
Ben and Sam preview the Orioles` season with Derek Carty, and Pete talks to MLB.com Orioles reporter Brittany Ghiroli (at 13:22).
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA). Eight times on base in ten years. I say we blame the Orioles, because it was with them that he reached base just 33 times in 102 PA last season (.326 OBP). He went into the season...
Past Kyle Lohse and Javier Vazquez, the best free agent starting pitcher left on the market is probably Joe Saunders, last of the Orioles. Saunders reportedly has a two year, $15 million offer on the table, which is ridiculous to me. That's what Joe Blanton got from the Angels (plus a club option for a third year), and Blanton is a better pitcher across the board than Saunders...
At this writing, the biggest baseball news of the last few days is that the Brewers haven’t ruled out signing free-agent starter Kyle Lohse. Or maybe it’s that the Mariners are reportedly getting closer to signing Kelly Shoppach, or maybe it’s that Jair Jurrjens might or might not pitch for the Netherlands in the WBC. There are still important things that could happen, but...