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Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

Posted on: December 6, 2010 11:08 am
Edited on: December 6, 2010 1:54 pm
Mark Reynolds The talk last night in the lobby at the Dolphin Hotel here at Disney was Mark Reynolds is going to the Orioles, the only question is when -- well, that should get done maybe as soon as Kevin Towers wakes up. He was one of the few people still in the hotel lobby when I stumbled out at 2:30 a.m., so he may need a little more sleep this morning.

Anyway, Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman tweets the deal is close, and Orioles general manager Andy MacPhail notes the Orioles are "making progress" with the Diamondbacks in acquiring the third baseman.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets RHP David Hernandez is expected to be in the deal and RHP Kam Mickolio is a "strong possibility."

As far as the Orioles being close to signing first baseman Derrek Lee,'s Britt Ghiroli says MacPhail and another source said those reports are "extremely premature."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE : The deal is all but done, as multiple sources are all reporting that Hernandez and Mickolio are in the deal and on the verge of completion. ESPN's Buster Olney says all that is remaining are the players passing physicals.

UPDATE : And Reynolds is now an Oriole as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports and 's Jon Heyman confirms.

UPDATE : The Diamondbacks are replacing Reynolds with Melvin Mora for one year as Steve Gilbert of . Hardly an inspired choice -- especially since Baltimore jettisoned Mora as its starting 3B after 2009.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2010 6:54 am

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

To: lumpoco - Harold Reynolds played in the 1980s and 1990s. He signed as an a free agent with the Os in 1992 and stayed one year. Later i 200? he sued ESPN and won a 7 figure lawsuit against them. He's still announcing somewhere though.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 2:24 am

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

The font size on my previous post is regrettable. Not sure what happened there. I assure all readers that I am truly not that enthusiastic about message boards... just a bit of a drinker.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 2:20 am

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

@bronson90210....Universal strikeout record...Well played sir. I didnt even read the rest of your post. Funny is funny.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2010 1:15 am

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

Wow didn't see this one coming. Yeah hear that??? That's the sound of the O's ERA as a team skyrocketing. Losing Hernandez is gonna be tough. He was one of the few bright spots in that rotation, even though he mostly came outta of the bullpen in 2010. 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2010 12:07 am

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

To be honest, I thought Mark Reynolds had retired already. Isn't he over 50 now. I think he and Julio Franco joined the league at about the same time.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:18 pm

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

Great post Gulls.I go back to the days of Boog Powel,Frank & Brooks Robinson,Paul Blair, Davey Johnson,Don Buford,Elrod Hendricks That great staff of Palmer, Quealer....Even remember the Belfrey for Frank trade. The O's were winners then. Now it appears Angelos is pocketing the profits Vs putting them back in the team. Nevertheless, your team has a ton of power & young pitching so I'm not gonna feel too sorry for ya.

Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 7:52 pm

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

In response to ezmover2020, I've come to accept that Baltimore cant compete financially with New York and Boston. Thats not what upsets me. What does is the Orioles consistently pathetic offers to bigger name free agents. Offers were placed on Martinez, Dunn, and Konerko, and its not like we got beat out by New York and Boston, we got beat out by Detroit and Chicago. The O's say their going to spend money on "big bats", but somehow always come out short, and then going with the cheaper alternative. Just to make it look like they tried.
Tell me if this makes sense: The Nationals offered Dunn 3 years, 40 million, and he declined. Then the O's went ahead and offered 4 years, 40 he was really going to accept that after turning down the Nats?
The Orioles have the money, act like their going to spend it, but always end up going with the cheaper option, with Peter Angelos pocketing the money not spent.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 5:45 pm

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

As a Diamondbacks fan I hate to see Reynolds get shipped off to Baltimore as there are few players in the league that put forth the work and effort that he does. You O's fans can expect that at the very least from him......100% every night. 
On the flip side of things the Diamondbacks need pitching help in the worst way and this helps in that department. Another thing that will not be missed is the huge amount of strike outs in the worst possible situations from Reynolds.....with runners on. I think Reynolds can be a serviceable third baseman and will always hit for power but the average has got to come up and the strike outs down. 
Baltimore got a new "Sheriff" in town and a truly good person.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 4:47 pm

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

No one can deny his drawbacks are prolific but still, it's amazing how far this guy's stock has fallen. Just two years ago he had 44 HR, 102 RBI & 24 SB. He set the universal strikeout record but he also hit a moderately respectable .260 that year so to be traded for two mediocre pitchers is pretty amazing. Seeing how Jayson Werth just got the most ridiculous contract in history, imagine what Reynolds would be worth if he could just manage to come close to his '09 numbers while striking out less and learning to play defense. Great low risk, high reward deal for Baltimore imo, though ultimately it won't matter unless MLB realigns the divisions.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 4:36 pm

Orioles deal for Mark Reynolds done

2008-2010... 63 errors at third, over 600 strikeouts and less than 400 hits.... Thats alot of baggage for 100 home runs. Plus he'll gets $6million in a year. He could be worse than Dave Kingman. His only future is as DH hopefully he works hard on hitting that curveball. Good Luck O's fans.

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