Found December 13, 2011 on Dempsey's Army:
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"I should be in Atlanta..."OF/DH Luke Scott has been non-tendered by the Orioles and is now a free agent.Scott has been an underrated slugger (in my opinion) for several years. Despite derision from some fans for his "streakiness", he always ended up his seasons as one of the better hitters on the club and did it at reasonable salaries. But a serious shoulder injury has put his future in question and the Orioles did not feel comfortable paying him $6M or more in 2012. That is an understandable decision. What is less understandable is why Scott was on the club in 2011 and why they have to make this decision in the first place.I'll never fully understand the free agent strategy during the 2011 offseason. The club signed a mediocre reliever for $10M and a 2-year commitment (I will not speak his name...). They signed not one, but two aging veteran reclamation projects in 1B Derrek Lee and DH Vladimir Guerrero committing more than $15 million on the gamble. (The o...
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