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Jay Gibbons Released

Postby BlueBandit24 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:11 pm

From Rotoworld:

Orioles released outfielder Jay Gibbons.
Nice to see the Orioles front office show some guts for once. Gibbons had not only failed to help offensively in the two years since getting his four-year deal, but he was terribly injury prone and a liability defensively. He hit .230/.277/.348 in 270 at-bats last year, leaving him with a career .260/.314/.453 line. Now that he's off the juice, there's little reason to think he'll ever be a useful player again, making the decision to pay him $11.9 million to go away the correct one. Scott Moore should be a far more useful bench player.

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Re: Jay Gibbons Released

Postby whoson1st0 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:08 pm

11.9 mil will buy a lot of HGH
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Re: Jay Gibbons Released

Postby DC_Commish » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:21 am

Wait, wait...wait...let me make sure I understand...

The Baltimore front office prioritized fielding a superior player (Scott Moore) over saving money? They decided not to waste young talent and throw good money after bad? They were willing to eat a bad contract, in the interest of making a sound baseball decision?

Get the Baltimore PD on the phone. I believe Peter Angelos is missing.
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