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bmurphy28
08-14-2008, 11:07 PM
The Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are close to signing first-round pick LHP Brian Matusz.

Matusz is scheduled to take a physical Thursday in Baltimore, which the newspaper notes could be a precursor to the fourth overall pick signing a deal. The deadline to sign draft picks is midnight Friday.

Source: Baltimore Sun

Eicholtz
08-15-2008, 09:38 AM
I sure hope so. Because if they don't sign him that means they wouldn't get jack back right? But a lot of the top first round guys are unsigned right now. Personally I think their contracts should be incentive loaded. That's a lot of dough for a guy who has never pitched in the majors. But oh well these teams will figure out something.

coltsfan11
08-15-2008, 04:52 PM
This would be nice for them. He's a very good young prospect who I think will make a very good pitcher in the next few years in the major leagues. I think that this was their main concentration since they drafted him. Nice job and hopefully they get a deal done soon.

bmurphy28
08-15-2008, 09:56 PM
so glad we got this deal done