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The Orioles offer Kevin Gregg two years, $8-10 million

Dec 10, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

Kevin Gregg

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have offered reliever Kevin Gregg between $8-10 million a year for a two-year deal. (note: Yikes! Sorry for scaring you people. It’s that much for both years, not each year).

Gregg is OK, but nothing special, having saved 37 games in 43 chances last year. He is by no means a mortal lock when he comes to close out a game, but he has a good strikeout rate and is durable. Like a lot of the moves the O’s are making, this is a lower risk move. A guy with no super upside, but no super downside.

More interesting is the matter of who closes, assuming Gregg accepts the offer. The Orioles just re-signed Koji Uehara yesterday, and he did a pretty good job as the closer down the stretch. And Mike Gonzalez, though on the outs after his injury-filled and often ineffective year, is still owed a good deal of money for 2011.

  1. joshv02 - Dec 10, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    They offered $8-10mm for two years, not “a year.” I nearly puked* reading your intro.

    * Sorry, obscure Kids in the Hall reference.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

      “$8-10 million a year for a two-year deal” is a bit misleading. I’d puke too if that was per year.

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

        all better now.

  2. joshv02 - Dec 10, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Pheew! Thanks for correcting that, Craig. Now I can go on wondering about more important things.

    Where do you think Kevin Gregg thinks Obama was born?

    • Old Gator - Dec 10, 2010 at 2:08 PM

      Probably just the other side of the right field fence, since that’s where so many of his fatballs wind up.

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM

        Gregg walked too many batters last year. He probably thinks that Obama would be OK if he mandated a bigger strike zone.

  3. Old Gator - Dec 10, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Next thing you know, our resident right wingnuts will be accusing Obama of mandating that ridiculous strike zone for Livan Hernandez in the ’97 series at Cleveland. You know how our neoconmen just hate “free stuff,” whatever that means.

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