Orioles Notes: Jones, Kim, Davis

The Orioles won their arbitration hearing against Brad Bergesen, so the right-hander will earn $800K in 2012. Center fielder Adam Jones is the team’s lone unsigned arbitration eligible player and his hearing is scheduled for February 17th. Here’s the latest on the Orioles…

  • The sense is Jones and the Orioles could settle before next Friday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweets. The Orioles offered $5MM, and Jones asked for $7.4MM. MLBTR's Tim Dierkes discussed Jones, Nelson Cruz and Alex Gordon yesterday.
  • The Orioles haven't lost an arbitration hearing since Ben McDonald and Scott Boras defeated them in 1995, Connolly tweets.
  • The Korean Baseball Association has banned Orioles scouts from attending its games in response to Baltimore's deal with 17-year-old left-hander Kim Seong-min, Yonhap News reports. The KBA told MLB that any team that repeats the Orioles' deal will also be banned.
  • First baseman Chris Davis shouldn't worry that his job is on the line, even if the Orioles complete a deal with free agent first baseman/DH Nick Johnson, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun writes.


19 Responses to Orioles Notes: Jones, Kim, Davis Leave a Reply

  1. Karkat 3 years ago

    Oh dang, Korea’s cracking down on the Orioles. I guess they don’t want their home-grown young talent heading off to America without giving Korean teams and companies some time to reap the benefits.

    Still, poor Orioles :p

    (Although, honestly, they’ll probably just send “freelance” scouts in there now or something.)

    • chico65 3 years ago

      This development is sure to bring a tear to Duquette’s eye- he loves Korean players

      • Karkat 3 years ago

         More tears than he shed at the press conference after the Red Sox fired him?

  2. “The Orioles haven’t lost an arbitration hearing since Ben McDonald and Scott Boras defeated them in 1995″

    lol that’s because their team sucks 😡 and Davis has little to worry about from a no glove talent like Nick Johnston… It’d be nice to see some offence from him (Davis) first though…

    • ellisburks 3 years ago

      Nick Johnson wasn’t a bad first baseman. When he played full time with the Expos and Nationals he was average/above average. The problem was that he got hurt so teams were more interested in him as DH to limit the possibility that he would go on the DL. The problem is that he is made of glass.

    • mstrchef13 3 years ago

      You’re a genius. First off, there is no “t” in Johnson. Second, he had a reputation as an above average defender. Third, how does having a poor record on the field have ANY relation to winning or losing arbitration cases? Fourth, Johnson is going to sign a minor league deal, and would have to have the spring of springs to beat out Davis for the 1B job. Fifth, if he did by some miracle do that, it would mean that Davis would then DH instead of Betemit.

      I hate it when snarky non-fans think it is somehow cool to trash the O’s. Ooooh, the O’s suck, let’s talk trash about them. Well duh. I’ve been a fan of the team since the 70s. We know they suck. We know they’ve sucked for 15 years. Come up with something new, genius boy.

  3. Where does Korea get the right to claim essentially ownership of a 17 year old who has never played for them professionally?  The only way they have any right to claim the Orioles did something wrong was if he signed some contract waiver thing in their little league system, which is all kinds of messed up.

    • Karkat 3 years ago

       They’re not claiming that. But they do have the right to impose sanctions regarding how other businesses (like the Orioles) can interact with their own. All they’re doing is saying “You can do that if you want, but if you do, you’re banned,” decreasing teams’ abilities to get Korean league free agents.

    • mstrchef13 3 years ago

      Basically, what no one is saying but everyone is thinking is that KBO is pissed that they didn’t get any palm grease from this kid’s signing.

    • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

      They don’t they are just bitter that its a one way street. They could try scouting the next American phenom all day but we got the money to match and a FAR superior league. So because they can’t compete on any level, like Japan they have to try to do their best to condemn it anyway they can. Won’t change anything. Four words for foreign leagues. GET YOUR GAME UP.

  4. $7562574 3 years ago

    if the koreans really want ban certain mlb teams the mlb should ban korean baseball from world baseball classic.

  5. JTT11 3 years ago

    The Orioles are so bad they get kicked out of Korea.

    • Karkat 3 years ago

       I hear the US might be next.

      • Hey you gotta admit though, Dan Duquette is a smoothie.
        In three months time these are his accomplishments
        1.)    Ticked off a fan base that is ticked off to begin
        2.)    Ticked off an entire country
        3.)    Traded drafted players for someone that was about to be DFA’d
        4.)    Signed players that haven’t played in awhile (There was good reason except in his mind)
        5.)    Kicking off “20 Years” at OPACY properly
        6.)    Appeased Peter “The Great”
        7.)    Beat Brad Bergesen single handed!
        8.)    Traded our Ace for two boxes of baseballs instead of one
        9.)    Brought back On Base % as being En Vogue again
        10.) Duquette wants to change his name to McLovin!

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      Makes. No. Sense. 

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