Baltimore Orioles make offer on Darren O’Day
The Baltimore Orioles have made a competitive offer and appear to be in on Darren O’Day.
According to this article by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles have already made a competitive offer on free agent reliever Darren O’Day. Over four seasons with the Orioles, O’Day has a record of 23-8, and an ERA of 1.92. He’s also turned into a team leader and all but a sure thing at the back end of the bullpen.
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Needless to say, O’Day would be a valuable asset to have back for the Orioles. I’m on record as saying that Davis and even Chen might be a bit more important (if we’re ranking them) than O’Day in terms of keeping, however Orioles fans should take heart in knowing that the O’s are in on their now former reliever. Industry sources have said that the offer the Orioles threw out there was “competitive,” although they didn’t say what the offer itself actually was.
I’ve always said that relievers are dime a dozen, however there’s no doubt that O’Day is a great one. It’s believed that the interest is high on O’Day around the league, so it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up, needless to say. The Orioles and their fans are certainly hoping that it’s back with the O’s.
With the winter meetings coming up next week, I wouldn’t be surprised to see O’Day sign. Mind you, he’s probably one of the lower-profile clients that Scott Boras represents. I know that sounds strange to say, but it’s probably true. However lots of framework is done for major deals that occur later at the winter meetings, as opposed to actual deals. But a candidate like O’Day could very well find himself signed over the course of the week – time will tell.
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Either way, the O’s will head into the winter meetings with lots of questions on their plate. They’d like to think that they’re going to find answers, however that doesn’t always happen quickly. Darren O’Day is one of those questions – and again, only time will tell.