Posted on: February 10, 2010 1:07 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2010 1:09 pm
While FoxSports.com is reporting the Orioles are interested in lefty Jarrod Washburn, Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun -- with assistance from beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec -- says don't plan on it.
Zrebiec talked with Orioles president of baseball operations Andy McPhail, who claimed the Birds haven't had recent talks with Washburn's agent Scott Boras, are likely done shopping for free agents and ready to head to camp. However, McPhail did say if Washburn's price was lowered, it would be worth looking into.
Washburn was 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA last season with the Mariners before being shipped to the Tigers for the stretch run. That didn't work out so well as he went 1-3 with a 7.33 ERA in eight starts with Detroit.
Posted on: December 10, 2009 1:06 pm
The Nationals need pitching and they'll leave the winter meetings continuing their search for an "innings-eater" for the rotation
The Washington Post reports the team has expressed preliminary interest in Jon Garland, Jarrod Washburn, Joel Piñeiro, Vicente Padilla, Jason Marquis and John Smoltz.
The team appears to have no primary target among the available starters and in the lucrative pitching free-agent market, the Nats will have to either A) pay a steep price or B) hang back and hope somebody falls to them.
Posted on: November 5, 2009 3:02 pm
According to the Detroit News , free-agent left-hander Jarrod Washburn, not likely to re-sign with the Tigers, says a return to the Seattle Mariners would be among his top choices.
"Seattle definitely is toward the top of my list," Washburn told MLB.com. "I'll just have to see what happens when the free-agent season begins."
Posted on: July 31, 2009 10:23 am
The Yankees, Twins and Tigers could all be making a move for Seattle's Jarrod Washburn.
Here's the breakdown according to the Seattle Times :
The Yankees: Reported to be still making a push for Washburn -- could offer the best package.
The Twins: A source indicated the club is not as aggressive.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 12:39 pm
Posted on: July 28, 2009 11:44 am
Edited on: July 28, 2009 11:46 am
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Marcus Hayes suggests the Phillies should include Kyle Drabek in a trade for Roy Halladay.
If it takes Drabek, J.A. Happ and Class A outfielder and top overall prospect Dom Brown to land a franchise pitcher like Halladay, Hayes says deal them. They are prospects. Halladay is a superstar.
According to the Camden Courier-Post , a team spokesman denied reports that negotiations between the Phillies and Jays have grown contentious. And, the Phillies are keeping their eyes on other options. GM Rubin Amaro dispatched special assistant Charley Kerfeld to Seattle to watch Indians ace Cliff Lee -- who could be Plan B. A person familiar with the Indians' thinking said they'll trade Lee only if they're bowled over with an offer.
If a deal is possible with Lee, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Indians will "double up" their scouts to watch 21-year-old righthander Vance Worley pitch. However, talks with the Jays for Halladay are still ongoing, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The Phillies have a long history of opting to acquire mid-level players who ultimately prove valuable .. think Jayson Werth, Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton. A trade for Jarrod Washburn or Lee would be consistent with that approach.
Posted on: July 24, 2009 3:32 pm
Posted on: June 26, 2009 2:24 pm
A Seattle Post-Intelligencer blog post suggests that Jarrod Washburn has been good enough that the Mariners should be growing increasingly reluctant to part with him at the trading deadline if they remain in contention in the AL West.
Washburn has been Seattle's second-best starter behind Felix Hernandez despite pitching the last two months with a sore left knee that Mike Sweeney said forces his teammate to walk around like a gimpy old man when he's not on the mound.
"He can barely walk the four days between starts. His knee is killing him, he's got a bad back," said Sweeney. "Yet every fifth day he goes out and pitches with all his heart. Today we finally gave him some run support."