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Pavano to meet with 3-4 teams

Posted on: December 6, 2010 6:32 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2010 6:38 pm
Pavano Carl Pavano's market may be about to heat up as the righty is expected to meet with three to four teams Tuesday as's Danny Knobler reports.

Two of those team figure to be the Twins and Nationals, the two clubs most linked to Pavano.

After the meetings, Pavano will have a better idea of where he stands and that could grease the skids toward a signing although that's unlikely to occur on Tuesday.

The Twins are hoping to retain Pavano but believe another club will go beyond Minnesota's ceiling to keep the righty. The club doesn't want to go beyond two years and feel that some club will toss three years at the ex-Marlin.

Pavano went 17-11 in 2010, posting a 3.75 ERA in 221 innings and has re-established his reputation as a workhorse the last two years after his ill-advised foray into being a Yankee.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 12:10 pm

Pavano to meet with 3-4 teams

The way the Nats are throwing around cash, the Twins will not be in the discussion for very long.  Too much competition for Greinke, so it looks like a rotation of Frankie, Baker, Slowey, Duensing, Blackburn.  Not good enough.

Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2010 12:25 am

Pavano to meet with 3-4 teams

I'm not as smitten with Pavano. I think he will be Favre-like: caught a great year, come back and be rather pedestrian, or worse. And he doesn't have a great body of work throughout his career. Last year was probably his second best, by quite a margin, after his year when the Marlins won the WS with him (many years ago, at that). I just expect he'll come back to earth, especially if he signs a fat contract. But is the Twins retain him, I hope I'm wrong.

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2010 11:59 pm

Pavano to meet with 3-4 teams

Sure would love to see the big man back.  I think he was happy in Minny, so we should have a shot!

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