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Showalter on Cobb, Harvey and Mesa (O's down 5-1) - School of Roch

TAMPA - Alex Cobb worked out at the Ed Smith Stadium complex today and eventually will be throwing at extended spring training and with a minor league affiliate. The Orioles intend to carry 12 pitchers on opening day, including five starters, but Cobb will have to stay back. "Roger (McDowell) ... Read More
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AL East notes: O’s, Cobb, Red Sox, Pomeranz, Blue Jays

The Orioles officially signed Alex Cobb on Wednesday, but they weren’t serious suitors for him as of February because his asking price was too high, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com hears. But Cobb told Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sunand other reporters Wednesday: “They didn’t stop bothering me the whole offseason. They were very persistent, and I think that you notice...
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Rays net comp Draft pick for Cobb

Alex Cobb is going to the Orioles, and the Rays will come away with a compensation pick in this year's Draft.
Via Rays.com
9 hours ago

Orioles designate Jose Mesa Jr., announce Alex Cobb signing

The Orioles have designated Rule 5 righty Jose Mesa Jr. for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to veteran starter Alex Cobb, whose four-year contract is now official.More to come … The Orioles have designated Rule 5 righty Jose Mesa Jr. for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to veteran starter Alex Cobb, whose four-year contract...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb is finally getting rewarded for his patience

In what ended up being a frustrating trip through free agency, signs were pointing to starting pitcher Alex Cobb not getting close to the contract he was searching for. I mean, it wasn’t hard to think that upon seeing how the rest of the market shook out.Yu Darvish ended up getting $126 million from the Chicago Cubs, but Jake Arrieta had to settle for “only” $75 million from the...
Via The Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Alex Cobb to four-year deal

The Orioles have agreed to sign right-hander Alex Cobb, with FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reporting (Twitter link) that the two sides had worked out a four-year deal believed to be worth close to $60MM. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported earlier todaythat there was “a strong belief” that Cobb was close to a contract, with the Orioles considered to be the favorite.  The Athletic’s Ken...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Cobb agrees to four-year deal with the Orioles

One of the last truly big names of the 2017-18 MLB free agent class is off the market. According to a report, starting pitcher Alex Cobb has signed with the Baltimore Orioles. Cobb, who had previously spent his entire career with the Tampa Bay Rays, will remain in the American League East. He will also definitely aid a rotation that was one of baseball’s worst in 2017. A season ago...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Alex Cobb to a 4-year deal

The last major free agent domino has fallen. Alex Cobb is going to the… Baltimore Orioles? Believe it, baseball fans. But that’s not all. Remember how players like Lance Lynn and Mike Moustakas would ultimately settle for one-year deals? Well as it turns out, Cobb is getting a four-year deal. That’s probably not the deal the Orioles were looking for, but Cobb certainly bolsters their...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles close to agreement with Alex Cobb

Right-hander Alex Cobb’s long stay in the free agent market could be nearing an end, as Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link) “there’s a strong belief that” Cobb is closing in on a new contract.  The Orioles are considered by most to be the favorites to sign the 30-year-old, according to Passan, and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter) reports that the deal between...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb reportedly nearing deal

Pitcher Alex Cobb is arguably the best remaining free agent on the market, and it sounds like he may have a home soon.Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that Cobb may be nearing a deal. He says that Cobb may have taken this long to sign because he was looking for a multiyear deal despite the stagnant market. The Baltimore Orioles have been mentioned in connection with Cobb.The 30...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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