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Report: Rangers ink Webb

Posted on: December 26, 2010 3:39 pm
Edited on: December 26, 2010 4:11 pm

WebbThe market for starter Brandon Webb has thinned out, with the Cubs and Nationals dropping out as a source tells ESPN's Jayson Stark.

The bidding is down to the Rangers and a mystery team for Webb's services. Believe it or not, there's actually been two mystery teams linked to Webb, but one of these teams may very well be the Yankees.

George King of the New York Post reports that while there are no plans for the former NL Cy Young Award winner to visit the Yankees, New York is keeping tabs on the right-hander's market.

Complicating matters in Webb's new home is that he is demanding a significant deal although he has started exactly one game -- Opening Day, 2009 -- in the last two years. In addition, a source tells King that Webb may not be ready to pitch until July.

UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears the Reds are Texas' main competition for Webb's services. While Texas' team physician is the one who performed surgery on Webb in August 2009, the Reds have the pitching coach (Bryan Price) and trainer (Paul Lessard) that spent years with Webb in Arizona.

UPDATE: Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports that Webb has agreed to terms with the Rangers pending a physical. This may take Texas out of the running for Carl Pavano, although the team likely wouldn't blanch at adding Pavano to the club.

Another result of this may be Neftali Feliz remaining ensconced as a reliever.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 12:22 am

Report: Rangers ink Webb

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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2010 11:46 pm
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Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2010 6:18 pm

Report: Rangers ink Webb

This is a good kid with maybe some potential left in the tank. For now he is a really big question mark. For any team to spend any type of big bucks would be foolish and very foolish to do so and have to wait until the summer to see if your monies spent will actually get you a return on your investment. What needs to happen is a opportunity for him to go on down to A ball and work his way back up. Give him a contract on performance based on what happens in the minors. This would give him incentive to do well and funds to keep up his life style. Like any other job he needs to prove he can still pitch. Look what happened to Roy Holliday. If he goes big time again and regains the old form what a payout for the team that gives him that opportunity. Hope he gets to give it a try.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2010 1:28 pm

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Brandon Webb for $3 million plus incentives makes Billy Beane look even more foolish for wasting $10 million on Ben Sheets in 2009. Beane outbid only himself, apparently, when this is the going rate for injury saddled pitching. Something's got to give in Oakland.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2010 8:40 am

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Whichever team decides to sign Webb (or whichever team Webb chooses to pitch for) will be taking a huge chance.  He tried to pitch last season from the bullpen to increase his value.  I like Webb.  When he's healthy, he can be lights-out, however, this prolonged, nagging injury may be something that he'll deal with yet again in '11.  I wouldn't be going out of my way to throw money at him just yet.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2010 7:43 am

Report: Rangers ink Webb

C'Mon Man!

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2010 11:35 pm

Report: Rangers ink Webb

The A's gave a boatload of money to Ben Sheets and look how that turned out?They werent even able to trade him.The kind of money Webb wants would be the equivalent of Motown signing a one hit wonder and hoping to have him go  double platinum.

Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2010 2:10 pm

Report: Rangers ink Webb

I can not believe the Rangers are still talking to Webb. Like the rest of the teams that had a notion to sign him, what he wants, he would not get from me. The Rangers will be spending money on a prayer. Pray he pitches before July, and when he comes back, will he be able to throw 5 innings, let alone 9. Leave him alone Rangers. Let him sign a minor league contract and earn his pay for what he can do now

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:06 pm

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Cy Young on his record or not, no matter who signs this guy, Yankees, Rangers or whoever, it shold be for the baseball minimum with incentives.  This crap of him demanding a "significant deal" and he's pitched ONE GAME in two years, and won't be ready to go until July, who does he think he is?  This is one time when it should be legal for the owners to get together and agree no one hire him to ....... His demands are what turns fans into "Really, are you kidding me" screaming fanatics.  But as long as the players know someone will pay them, weather they produce or not, they will keep making these kind of demand.

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2010 11:53 am

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Good one Rangers. Brandon has the diversity of pitches for the AL. Small investment and possibly nice rewards  

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