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What the signing of Grant Balfour means to the Orioles
As the winter moves along, the Oriole faithful keeps asking the same question: when are the Orioles going to make a big move?
The beginning of the MLB Free Agency period has not been friendly to Orioles fans, as they saw their team trade away Jim Johnson, one of the best Closers in baseball, as well as part ways with Left Fielder Nate McLouth and Starting Pitcher Scott Feldman through free agency.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Orioles found out that rumors surrounding the team were actually truth, as it was announced that Grant Balfour signed a 2 YR/ 14 Million dollar deal, with $500,000 deferred each season.
Grant Balfour Rage versus the Rangers
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By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
It has been a great day at the MLB Reports.com. So much so, that I thought we would write our own State Of The Union Article. We are rapidly becoming one of the best independently owned – and fan run websites around the internet. I know this is because we have awesome readers who share the same passion as we do. I took over this website in November after writing for about 1 year. Jonathan Hacohen (Founder, previous owner) had a vision that I have continued to run with. We were searching for like-minded writers that share the same baseball passion as we do. Since November 2oth, we have added 22 MLB Team Correspondents – and several new specialist writers. We have taken a bit of a different direction but with the same model in mind. We will get to some of those people in Part 2 of the State Of The Union.
We are all here to work our tails off about spreading the game of baseball through written word. We spend countless hours researching, writing, editing, checking stats, uploading pictures, tweeting, sharing on Facebook and interacting with a lot of you – in order to operate this website. We are not making Millions, hell it really doesn’t pay very much at all. We do it for the love of the game.
Having said this, we have some really exciting news to pass on. Paul Francis Sullivan (please call him Sully) Follow @sullybaseball is joining our MLB Reports team as our Lead Baseball Writer and #1 personality. Nobody works harder in the business than Sully. He will be writing several articles a week and posting daily PODCASTS. I am not lying here… Daily! Sully has put up a daily PODCAST for over 110 days in a row now. He usually talks on them for about 20 minutes or so. He will share these with you. In the last 10 months, Sully also has written over 335 articles on MLB Baseball. This man loves the game and we are ecstatic beyond belief to have him part of our team. We all hope that you support and welcome him.
Here is his quick biography:
Sully has appeared in the HBO Sports documentaries “Curse of the Bambino” and “Reverse the Curse of the Bambino” as well as on ESPN2’s Cold Pizza and NESN’s “Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey.” He has performed stand up comedy all across the United States and appeared on the TV show “Monk.”
He is currently a producer for Wild Eyes Productions in Los Angeles. Sully has previously produced such shows as”Axe Men”, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Bonnie Hunt Show.” He received an Emmy nomination for his work on San Francisco public television.
An award-winning filmmaker, he directed the feature film “I’ll Believe You” as well as many short films including “Sergi” as featured on PBS’ “Independent Lens.”
Sully’s personal blog is here
He has been a contributing baseball writer for USA Today, Baseball Digest, The Hardball Times and Time Out New York. His videos can be found on the Sully Baseball channel on YouTube.
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