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By Peter Schmuck | November 9, 1990
Agent Tony Attanasio is leaving open the possibility that catcher Mickey Tettleton will accept a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles, but only if adverse market conditions force him into salary arbitration.Tettleton is seeking a multiyear contract but has yet to receive a multiyear offer. The Orioles have asked him to accept a one-year deal and might get their wish if they are willing to meet a Dec. 7 deadline for offering arbitration.If Tettleton has not signed with anyone by that date, the Orioles will have the option of offering salary arbitration.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Utility infielder Mark McLemore, who was destined for the Opening Day roster when he suffered a knee injury two weeks ago, was released by the Orioles yesterday at his request. McLemore, 39, apparently was uncomfortable with opening the season on the minor league disabled list and asked the club for a guarantee that he would be placed on the major league roster immediately upon his healthy return from March 19 arthroscopic surgery. "We told him and his agent [Tony Attanasio]
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By Peter Schmuck | November 27, 1990
Catcher Mickey Tettleton apparently is becoming a more marketable commodity as this year's free-agent free-for-all continues to gather momentum.Agent Tony Attanasio, who only a week ago was wondering where Tettleton's first offer would come from, said yesterday that he has talked contract with a number of clubs interested in signing Tettleton.Attanasio would not say what clubs were involved in the negotiations, but indicated that four teams have made overtures during the past week. One may be the Oakland Athletics, the team that released Tettleton before the 1988 season.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | October 10, 2000
They did it. I didn't think they could. But by the end of tonight's premiere of "Gideon's Crossing," creator Paul Attanasio and star Andre Braugher made me forget Frank Pembleton, the landmark detective Attanasio invented and Braugher played on "Homicide: Life on the Street." I believe in Braugher's new character, Dr. Ben Gideon, chief of experimental medicine at a prestigious teaching hospital in Boston and last hope for the most critical of the critically ill. I don't know if I believe in the future of the series yet - it's opposite NBC's "Law & Order" in its regular time slot Wednesday nights at 10. But, if you are a fan of Braugher's work in "Homicide" and you crave quality drama, this is a pilot you do not want to miss.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Sports | December 20, 1990
It's back to square one for the Orioles and Mickey Tettleton.The switch-hitting catcher stuck his toe in the free-agent pool and found the temperature on the cool side, so he retreated to the comfort zone. After accepting the Orioles' offer of salary arbitration a few hours before yesterday's midnight deadline, Tettleton in effect agreed to terms for the 1991 season.What those terms will be remains to be seen. Tony Attanasio, who represents Tettleton, expressed strong doubt that a multi-year agreement could be reached, but indicated he felt the two sides could settle on next year's salary without going through the arbitration process.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | November 2, 1990
The free-agent watch is marked by a series of critical dates, the first of which is Sunday. Either the Orioles re-sign catcher Mickey Tettleton by then, or face competition for his services on the open market.In theory, the deadline is significant for Tettleton too, for if he signs before Sunday, he will retain his rights to free agency the next time his contract expires.But Tettleton's agent, Tony Attanasio, yesterday dismissed those "repeater rights" as a motivating factor in his talks with the Orioles, which are expected to resume today.
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By Peter Schmuck | December 8, 1990
The Baltimore Orioles have offered free-agent catcher Mickey Tettleton the opportunity to have his contract dispute with the club settled through salary arbitration, which means that he will be back next year if he doesn't sign with another team by Dec. 19."Now we know one thing for certain," agent Tony Attanasio said. "Mickey will either be under contract to another team or he will be under contract to the Baltimore Orioles by Dec. 19."Attanasio already had said that he would "under no circumstances" leave Tettleton on the market beyond the deadline for accepting the Orioles' offer.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
The Orioles are gambling in their contract negotiations with Mickey Tettleton, gambling they can convince him to defer free agency at a time when baseball salaries continue to skyrocket.Tettleton's agent, Tony Attanasio, said yesterday the club wants the switch-hitting catcher to sign a one-year contract that would enable him to preserve his rights to negotiate on the open market next year.Attanasio concedes the plan has merit -- certainly for the Orioles, and maybe for Tettleton too. The question now is whether Tettleton will be tempted by a long-term contract offer in the coming weeks.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 23, 1990
It came as no surprise yesterday when catcher Mickey Tettleton filed for free agency. Rather than signify an end to his Orioles career, the action merely puts him in position to negotiate with other clubs.The Orioles say they want to sign Tettleton, but they will lose exclusive negotiating rights after the 15-day filing period ends Nov. 4. Tettleton then will be free to solicit offers from other clubs."It's his right to do this, but it doesn't deter us from trying to sign him," club president Larry Lucchino said last night.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Peter Schmuck contributed to this article | November 10, 1998
The Orioles have yet to sign a much-sought free-agent pitcher, but next season's starting rotation already looks more promising. Rather than flex his leverage to demand a trade, Juan Guzman has decided to remain with the club in hopes that it can contend and that his performance will attract a contract extension next season.Guzman's decision represents the best personnel news to date in an off-season devoted to dramatic change."That's great news," manager Ray Miller said yesterday. "Give us another guy with him in there and things start looking a lot better."
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Peter Schmuck contributed to this article | November 10, 1998
The Orioles have yet to sign a much-sought free-agent pitcher, but next season's starting rotation already looks more promising. Rather than flex his leverage to demand a trade, Juan Guzman has decided to remain with the club in hopes that it can contend and that his performance will attract a contract extension next season.Guzman's decision represents the best personnel news to date in an off-season devoted to dramatic change."That's great news," manager Ray Miller said yesterday. "Give us another guy with him in there and things start looking a lot better."
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | December 9, 1994
In just 10 major-league innings during the strike-shortened 1994 season, hard-throwing Orioles right-hander Armando Benitez showed he had the potential to become a dominant closer, but the Orioles aren't ready to hand him the job yet."A young relief pitcher can pitch well when that experienced person is around to have the burden on him," Orioles manager Phil Regan said. "If you take the lead guy out and put the young guy in, that can change."Consequently, the Orioles want to open the 1995 season with an experienced closer, even if his name won't necessarily be Lee Smith.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | December 18, 1993
The Orioles resolved one infield position and took a step toward possibly improving another yesterday.Mark McLemore, penciled in as the regular second baseman, agreed to a one-year contract, and Chris Sabo was in Baltimore long enough to undergo a thorough physical examination, leading to speculation the Orioles will make an offer to the free-agent third baseman.General manager Roland Hemond, after announcing the McLemore agreement, would confirm only that Sabo was in town yesterday. He wouldn't comment on whether the Orioles would make him an offer.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Sports | December 20, 1990
It's back to square one for the Orioles and Mickey Tettleton.The switch-hitting catcher stuck his toe in the free-agent pool and found the temperature on the cool side, so he retreated to the comfort zone. After accepting the Orioles' offer of salary arbitration a few hours before yesterday's midnight deadline, Tettleton in effect agreed to terms for the 1991 season.What those terms will be remains to be seen. Tony Attanasio, who represents Tettleton, expressed strong doubt that a multi-year agreement could be reached, but indicated he felt the two sides could settle on next year's salary without going through the arbitration process.
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By Kent Baker | December 20, 1990
Mickey Tettleton will be a Baltimore Oriole in 1991.After an 11th-hour attempt to make a deal with another team, Tettleton's agent, Tony Attanasio, said last night that his client will accept the Orioles' offer of salary arbitration."
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By Peter Schmuck | December 8, 1990
The Baltimore Orioles have offered free-agent catcher Mickey Tettleton the opportunity to have his contract dispute with the club settled through salary arbitration, which means that he will be back next year if he doesn't sign with another team by Dec. 19."Now we know one thing for certain," agent Tony Attanasio said. "Mickey will either be under contract to another team or he will be under contract to the Baltimore Orioles by Dec. 19."Attanasio already had said that he would "under no circumstances" leave Tettleton on the market beyond the deadline for accepting the Orioles' offer.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | November 29, 1990
The agent for free-agent catcher Mickey Tettleton said yesterday that the number of teams with serious interest in his client has increased to five and possibly six. Yet he also said it was "not out of the realm of possibility" that Tettleton would return to the Orioles.The agent, Tony Attanasio, clearly is leaving all of his options open, and for good reason. Though demand for Tettleton, 30, appears to be rising, there still is no guarantee he will receive the type of multi-year contract he is seeking.
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By Kent Baker | December 20, 1990
Mickey Tettleton will be a Baltimore Oriole in 1991.After an 11th-hour attempt to make a deal with another team, Tettleton's agent, Tony Attanasio, said last night that his client will accept the Orioles' offer of salary arbitration."
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | November 29, 1990
The agent for free-agent catcher Mickey Tettleton said yesterday that the number of teams with serious interest in his client has increased to five and possibly six. Yet he also said it was "not out of the realm of possibility" that Tettleton would return to the Orioles.The agent, Tony Attanasio, clearly is leaving all of his options open, and for good reason. Though demand for Tettleton, 30, appears to be rising, there still is no guarantee he will receive the type of multi-year contract he is seeking.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | November 27, 1990
Now that Ken Dayley has been sold, Joe Price can't wait for his turn in the free-agent auction. "A couple of teams wanted to see what he was going to do first," Price said. "This kind of opens things up for me."Dayley, the top middle-inning reliever among free-agent lefthanders, yesterday signed a three-year, $6.3 million contract with Toronto. Price will soon learn if other clubs agree with the Orioles' view of him as a "walking time bomb."St. Louis now needs a replacement for Dayley, who was 4-4 with a 3.56 ERA and two saves last season.
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