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#1 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

With Johan Santana signed, the Orioles again continued their obvious pattern.
I want to create a list of the past 2-3 years, with the expectation that my fellow posters contribute ones I miss. Should be fun and won't be long before we have a full 25 man roster!

[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Danny Valencia[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Alexi Casilla[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]JJ Hardy[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Grant Balfour[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Jason Pridie[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Lew Ford[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Brendan Harris[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]Alex Burnett
Johan Santana[/FONT][/COLOR]

#2 spycake

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Jim Thome
Delmon Young
Luis Ayala
Steve Tolleson (didn't make MLB with Twins, though)
Steve Pearce (didn't make it out of spring training with the Twins)

Edited by spycake, 04 March 2014 - 02:11 PM.


#3 Hawkeye12

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

Going back the last three years, they've also had:
Willie Eyre
JC Romero
Luis Ayala

Steve Tolleson was drafted by the Twins but never got called up to the bigs here.
And they had Liam Hendricks for a couple minutes.

#4 Dman

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

So once they struck gold with Hardy they went back for more I guess.

#5 spycake

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Back in 2008, we sent them Brian Bass too.

#6 SweetOne69

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

Don't forget Joe Benson

#7 spycake

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

Don't forget Joe Benson

Is this a prediction? :)

Benson was claimed by Texas, then signed with the Marlins in the offseason.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

Liam Hendriks, for a very brief time...

#9 notoriousgod71

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:47 PM

Scott Erickson in JR's best trade ever!!!

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

Scott Erickson in JR's best trade ever!!!


I took a look at the details of that trade. Kimera Bartee was added to it, late in the 1995 season. Apparently the Twins then left Bartee off their 40-man. Guess who took him in the Rule 5 draft that winter? Those same Orioles. And then what did Baltimore do with him? They exposed him to waivers that next spring and the Tigers took him.

Stay classy, Baltimore.

That's a long time ago. But these recent roster moves almost makes it sound like there is bad blood between the franchises for some reason.

#11 SweetOne69

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

You Are correct. For some reason I thought we were playing the Orioles today instead of the Marlins.

#12 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

In other words, the Orioles are the Seahawks of MLB. There's always that team...

#13 nicksaviking

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

And they claimed Willingham at the deadline last year.

#14 jokin

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

And they claimed Willingham at the deadline last year.


Yep. Which is why I was hopeful that the Twins might have been/might still be able to work out a deal to unlock an infielder or pitching prospect from the O's. Notwithstanding the signing of Cruz, the O's still desperately need a RH DH bat.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:00 PM

Perhaps the Orioles believe they can turn our outcasts into better players. I really don't see a rivalry. I recall JJ Hardy saying that the training staff helped him in 'different ways' from the Twins staff, and clearly Baltimore's has been better. I'm not sure if that means anything, but I believe they think they can get more out of our players than we can.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

In other words, the Orioles are the Seahawks of MLB. There's always that team...


I can at least understand the Seahawks - it was a retaliation for the Steve Hutchinson signing.