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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Former Oriole Luke Scott signs one-year deal with Tampa Bay

Luke Scott: Rebirtherr.

Luke Scott, the outspoken, energetic slugger who spent four seasons in Baltimore and was named the 2010 Most Valuable Oriole, has agreed to a one-year deal with the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays that includes a 2013 option, according to an industry source.

Exact terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Scott, 33, was in his final year of arbitration after making $6.4 million in an injury-marred 2011 that ended in July, when he decided to have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. In December, the Orioles decided not to tender him a contract—he would have made at least $6 million and likely more—and allowed him to become a free agent.

There was talk that the club wanted him back on a lesser deal, but the Orioles never made a push this offseason to re-sign him.

Repoz Posted: January 11, 2012 at 01:53 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chris Needham Posted: January 11, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4034297)
_Exact terms of the deal weren’t disclosed._

Of course they weren't. What is this boy hiding?
   2. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: January 11, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4034304)
Well, they'll probably be the most heavily armed team in the majors, assuming Longoria has replenished his arsenal.



   3. Guapo Posted: January 11, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4034347)
There goes Obama's chances of winning Florida.
   4. Bad Doctor Posted: January 11, 2012 at 03:08 PM (#4034369)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the GOP convention is in Tampa this year, no?

Coincidence?
   5. Dale Sams Posted: January 11, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4034373)
So..without looking at numbers, not really an improvement over Damon? Fine with me. Is Kotchman still there?
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 11, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4034380)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the GOP convention is in Tampa this year, no?


Yep. The Rays have to go on like a three week road trip IIRC.
   7. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4034396)
Maybe Scott was the one who took Longoria's gun and signing him was the only way to get it back.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4034403)
Of course they weren't. What is this boy hiding?


He's being paid six million... Kenyan shillings. Which at current rates breaks down to a little less than $70,000.
   9. Select Storage Device Posted: January 11, 2012 at 03:52 PM (#4034408)
Well, TB's doucheWAR has been fairly poor since Burrell left.
   10. Jim Wisinski Posted: January 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4034529)
I like it. His expected production is maybe a tad better than what Damon did last season but I like his chances of putting that up in 2012 better than Damon doing it again.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4034579)
the outspoken, energetic slugger


That's one way to put it. Think the contract requires the Rays to pay him in gold bullion?
   12. I Left Tim Raines Down In Africa Posted: January 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM (#4034592)
To be fair, Tampa would have signed Hugo Chavez if he could have been a four-win player and played below market value.
   13. Diamond Research Posted: January 11, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4034612)
If I take http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=6395744 at face value, I actually like this guy even if I have a different view on his outspoken stuff.
   14. Dale Sams Posted: January 11, 2012 at 07:01 PM (#4034619)
Well, TB's doucheWAR has been fairly poor since Burrell left.


With Farnsworth still on the roster? This is why WAR is a stupid stat.
   15. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: January 11, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4034671)
If I take http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=6395744 at face value, I actually like this guy even if I have a different view on his outspoken stuff.
Personally I prefer humbly ignorant to proudly ignorant.
   16. jingoist Posted: January 11, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4034697)
I go for the genuflecting humbly ignorant myself.
Nothing like a bit of groveling in front of the umpire before each at bat, i always say.
   17. Select Storage Device Posted: January 11, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4034705)
With Farnsworth still on the roster? This is why WAR is a stupid stat.


I humbly submit I didn't check bbrefdwar before I commented, Yer right. With the Farns and Scott on the roster, we've out-douched previous lone-mega-douches Gomes and Burrell (at least Gomes hit some o' the time). Look out AL East.

TB DH's since 2007:

Greg Norton
Jonny Gomes
Cliff Floyd
Willie Aybar
Pat Burrell (/spit)
Johnny Damon (wither art thou Manny?)

And now presumably Luke Scott and the cavalcade of Maddon's "just the right guy at the right time" guys -- which has been just fine for four years.






   18. Gamingboy Posted: January 11, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4034735)
Is it wrong that the first thing that came to my head when I saw this was of a 1980s-style action movie in which Luke Scott and Evan Longoria single-handedly fight off a inexplicable invasion by Castro?
   19. jingoist Posted: January 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4034741)
Better still, how about Luke Scott and Eva Longoria expell all the evil housewives!
   20. Select Storage Device Posted: January 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4034775)
Is it wrong that the first thing that came to my head when I saw this was of a 1980s-style action movie in which Luke Scott and Evan Longoria single-handedly fight off a inexplicable invasion by Castro?


Evan Longoria will and forever always be the guy that expels the drug cartel/frees the Cambodian sex slaves/saves the hostage orphaned children from the Eastern European madman who forgot the Cold War was over.

Luke Scott would either be Bill Paxton from Aliens or the archetype foul-loudmouth-captain-guy that always gives Longo ####. Each served their purpose.

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