• Willow The Oriole

    Posted by on November 24th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    Yup, Willie Randolph is the new Baltimore bench coach.  I wonder if he’s going to be placing any calls to that shortstop on the Free Agent market that no one in New York seems to want any more?

    Comments on Willow The Oriole

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 24th, 2010 | 8:56 am

      No one said that Jeter is unwanted. But the team can’t be foolish either. They’ve made him an extremely fair offer to remain the game’s highest-paid shortstop and to continue as the second-highest paid player in the history of baseball (total earnings). If that’s unsatisfactory, then Jeter is free to seek employment elsewhere.

      But I’d argue that if offering $45M (when it’s unlikely that Jeter would find even half of that amount in the market) is a sign that he’s unwanted then our definitions of the term “wanted” are very different.

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      I’m happy for Willie. I’ve always liked him and I hope he gets another shot to manage soon. He was done wrong by the Mutts and I honestly wish for him to get another NL job so he can bury it in their faces. It’ll be weird/sad to see him in the opposite dugout 18 times a year but I guess better to see him than not to see him if it means he’s earning a paycheck in the game he loves.

    2. Raf
      November 24th, 2010 | 12:28 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I’m happy for Willie. I’ve always liked him and I hope he gets another shot to manage soon

      Same here.

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