Orioles, Randy Wolf Nearing Deal

The Orioles are nearing a deal with free agent left-hander Randy Wolf, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports (on Twitter). The Brewers released the veteran starter last week.

Wolf, a Wasserman Media Group client, led the National League in hits and earned runs this year, the final season of his three-year, $29.75MM contract with Milwaukee. The 36-year-old started 24 games for the Brewers in 2012, posting a 5.69 ERA with 6.1 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 43.4% ground ball rate in 142 1/3 innings. If Wolf signs with the Orioles, the Brewers will be responsible for all of his $9.5MM salary less the pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum.

This post was first published on August 28th, 2012.

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3 Comments on "Orioles, Randy Wolf Nearing Deal"

3 years 4 days ago

not sure i get this move. hopefully it’s a minor league deal

3 years 4 days ago

One of the common descriptions about Showalter is that he is “well-prepared” and “detail-oriented.”

With that in mind, I once read that he once signed a lefty pitcher, whose numbers weren’t that great, for an upcoming big series against a division rival, whose big two lefty sluggers had inexplicably bad numbers against said Lefty. When people say Showalter is well-prepared and detail-oriented, they mean he will do certain moves just to get a specific out in a big game that he sees coming up. This might be one of those things?

3 years 4 days ago

The harder question to answer is, why does it keep working? A follow-up question would be, whose blood did Dan Duquette drink this offseason in order to summon the voodoo powers to turn so many scrubs into productive players during a stretch run?