Grant Balfour’s deal with the Orioles fell through and he sounds pissed

Former A’s closer and borderline lunatic Grant Balfour agreed to terms with the Orioles on a two-year, $15 million deal to become their new closer a few days ago. Hopefully he didn’t already go out and blow all of that by buying his own a private island.

The Orioles announced today that they are backing out of the deal. Indications are that the Orioles were unimpressed with the results of his physical and suddenly were like…


Balfour had surgery on his shoulder in 2005 but managed to stay healthy during his time in Oakland. The 35-year-old All-Star spoke to Susan Slusser today and he sounds pretty heated about how this all went down:

Word of advice to the Orioles: Don’t piss off crazy people. They will haunt your dreams if they haven’t already eaten you alive. Victor Martinez knows what I’m talking about.

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