Darren O'Day#56, RP, Baltimore
- October 22, 1982
- Birth Place:
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Undrafted Signed by the Los Angeles Angels
— Player Notes
Advice: On Saturday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman wrote that the race for O'Day was of the three-team variety, between the Braves, Nationals and Dodgers. Crasnick's report supports Heyman's assertion. Also of note, O'Day's wife works as a television reporter in Washington D.C. The 33-year-old reliever's said to be looking for a deal in the range of four years and $28-36 million. In 65 1/3 innings during the Orioles' 2015 campaign, he held a 1.52 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 82/14 K/BB ratio.Rotoworld
Advice: O'Day's wife is a television reporter in DC while his family lives near Atlanta. O'Day's link to the Dodgers isn't as strong, but they'll be able to offer him the most money. The A's, Cubs, Red Sox, Royals and Tigers have also shown interest. O'Day is hoping for a deal similar to the one Andrew Miller signed with the Yankees last offseason.
More: CBS SportsSat, Nov 21 Rotoworld
Advice: Perhaps the top reliever on the free agent market, O'Day has seen considerable interest from a wide array of suitors already. Though he's 33-years-old, he shouldn't have a problem securing the four-year deal that he's seeking in the range of $28-$36 million.
More: San Francisco ChronicleFri, Nov 20 Rotoworld
Advice: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier Thursday evening that the Braves were pursuing O'Day, but Bowman hears that the club merely had initial interest. The 33-year-old is said to be asking for a four-year contract in the range of $28-36 million, which probably isn't the wisest strategy for a team who is clearly rebuilding. Even if the Braves are out, O'Day should have no problem finding a deal close to his asking price.
More: Mark Bowman on TwitterThu, Nov 19 Rotoworld
Advice: The Braves are widely believed to be packing it in for the 2016 season, but chasing a veteran reliever who is going to command a four-year deal for relatively big money doesn't jibe with that assumption. Braves general manager John Coppolella has said as much, saying the club isn't tanking despite trading Andrelton Simmons and reportedly shopping a number of other players. O'Day would likely close in Atlanta. The Dodgers, Tigers, Red Sox and Nationals are among the teams also rumored to be in on the 33-year-old.
More: FOXsports.comThu, Nov 19 Rotoworld
Advice: And they certainly have the money to get what they want. O'Day is said to be seeking a four-year contract in the $28-36 million range after posting a 1.52 ERA across 65 1/3 innings for the Orioles in 2015. He has a 1.92 ERA in 263 innings over the last four seasons. Detroit, Boston, and Washington have also been connected to the 33-year-old free agent right-hander.Rotoworld
Advice: In other words, comparable to Andrew Miller's deal from last offseason. It's hard to say he won't get it, as O'Day is at or near the top of the class of free agent relievers. The 33-year-old sidearmer owns a 1.92 ERA over the past four seasons. With several contenders reportedly interested, he's going to land a huge contract.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterWed, Nov 18 Rotoworld