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Orioles deny being “in discussions” with Kendrys Morales

May 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Over the weekend Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported that the Orioles “have been in discussions” with unsigned free agent first baseman Kendrys Morales “at several points over the past few weeks.”

However, yesterday executive vice president Dan Duquette told Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio that the Orioles haven’t talked to Morales since they signed Nelson Cruz in late February.

Based on Heyman’s wording and Duquette’s wording it seems obvious that one of them is, let’s say, being less than truthful, although in fairness it could simply be that Heyman was told incorrect information by Morales’ representatives–which happens to be Scott Boras–and Duquette is simply trying to deflect questions about the talks.

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  1. proudlycanadian - May 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    It is possible that Boras has been calling Baltimore, but Baltimore constantly rebuffs his efforts.

    • SocraticGadfly - May 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

      And, then, that Boras’ mouthpiece reported this as “discussions.” Circle squared.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    29 “Mystery Teams” have also denied being in discussions with Morales.

  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Boras forgets you can only make your ex-girlfriend jealous when you actually are going out with a new girl. You can’t just pretend and hope she doesn’t notice…

  4. tysonpunchinguterus - May 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    I bet they offered him a 3-year, $39,000,000 deal, too. Boras is starting to remind me of Baghdad Bob.

  5. fomeols - May 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    I question why-and if- the Orioles think they need this guy. He doesn’t offer anything that cruise doesn’t offer, and what they do with him when Chris Davis comes back?
    Plus, with this kind of agent, you’re never going to get any kind of a discount, so why even bother?
    Save the money for some extensions and keeping pending free-agents.

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