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Dec. 6: The latest, relevant pitching rumors from around MLB

4:40 pm: The Phillies are shopping RHP Jonathan Papelbon (Rosenthal).

12:38 pm: The Mariners believe they have the prospects to acquire LHP David Price from the Rays (Morosi).

10:30 am: The Astros have signed free agent RHP Scott Feldman to a three-year, $30 million deal (Rosenthal).

9:30 am: The Yankees have re-signed free agent RHP Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $16 million contract (Sherman).

9:20 am: The Orioles will sign RHP Ryan Webb to a two-year contract (Keri).




15 comments
chasesimms
chasesimms

What up with adding a photo to my sny account? 

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

Sandy and co. are not going to shell out big dough for a closer, especially one who's best years are behind them. Even if they had the Yankee budget they wouldn't. Closers are volatile and frequently over-valued.

mainemets
mainemets

Something about Papelbon just gives me a bad feeling.  Like if the mets picked him up, it would be like watching Heilman again.

mrdickey
mrdickey

Mariners are trying to bring their A game. I like that.

JoeBourgeois
JoeBourgeois

My grandma throws harder than Papelbon nowadays, which is a neat trick since she's been dead since 1997.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Don't even think about Papelbon as a Met. I remember how we pounded him each time we faced him this past season. If the Phillies are shopping him you know to stay away from him.

James Latimer
James Latimer

So 10m a year gets you a 5 below .500 pitcher these days?


Thank god they locked up Niese when they did.

nolrog
nolrog

Nope, still nothing relevant. 

nymets17
nymets17

What's next for Sandy ???

d_dx
d_dx

The Mariners are making the Mets looks like a foreign baseball team.

Matthew J Sikorski
Matthew J Sikorski

Could the Mets take a stab at Papelbon? He could be a security blanket for Parnell if he's not ready by Spring Training, or you could move Parnell to the 8th inning, since the bullpen is fairly weak. 


Make Vic Black/Josh Edgin your 7th inning pitchers and use Carlos Torres as middle relief. He was lights out coming from the pen last season.

sylow59
sylow59

@Matthew J Sikorski He could be a security blanket for Parnell if

He is owed $39M.  That's an expensive blanket.  There are cheaper options.

nolrog
nolrog

@Matthew J Sikorski How did you get the upper case for your name?  When I put my name in upper case, it changed it back.

Jpoo
Jpoo

@Matthew J Sikorski No thanks, Pap's shown a decrease in velocity for a few years now. I hope he stays on the Phils and eats their available money.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Same thing for me. I couldn't do caps and it would not allow a space in between words. What gives??? Also, I couldn't find where I can upload an avatar...not liking this new system at all!