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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: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2010 10:41 am
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

As an Arizona fan I will not bash this guy for his injury. I do however think that if clubs are looking to get a steal in signing him and getting the pitcher from 4 or 5 years ago they are in for a rude awakening. I don't think that Webb will ever be that guy again after all the injuries to his arm and shoulder the last couple of seasons....last i heard he was in the low 80"s with his fastball and that's why the D'backs never tried to showcase him last year to set up a trade.
I may be wrong but the Brandon Webb we all watched dominate may be a character of the past.......or the Rangers just struck gold...we will see.


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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2010 2:51 am
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Posted on: December 27, 2010 2:47 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2010 1:55 am
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

As a Braves fan and an Arizona resident I hope the Phillies pick him up too.  This kid is a lazy greedy bum.  I love these players who sit out for a year or two collect their fat checks then go looking for some other sucker.  I like the Texas Rangers, I really hope they dont waste their money on Webb, he's not worth $50.  I wish baseball was like real life, perform get paid, dont perform get fired! Baseball players are always talking about respect, trying earning your paycheck and you'll get REAL respect. 



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2010 10:31 pm
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Really wanted my Jays to make a run for this guy, perfect 5th starter!  haha



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2010 9:13 pm
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

seriously...he wants to be paid for his season in 08??? yeah  ok....get the f outta here...pathetic.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2010 8:07 pm
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Dumb move by the Rangers if he wants more than a cheapo deal with a lot of incentives.  When the Cubs were in the market for him, I thought it was a great idea because you could land him for a mil or two, give him a butt load of incentives (win and start based, innings, etc) and then the better he pitches, the better the deal for him.  If he wants to get paid just to be on the team, and possibly not even start until July.....any team who signs him is nuts. 



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2010 7:37 pm
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

He better be prepared to push himself harder than he did in AZ.  I can't see Nolan Ryan accepting the "I don't fee quite right" defense or the excuse of "I'm worried about cutting loose with my fastball"



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2010 7:33 pm
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

I think the Phillies should pick him up as well!!!  Laughing  "Go Philly"!!!   



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2010 7:24 pm
 

Report: Rangers ink Webb

Hopefully its for the minimum. Because that's exactly the amount of time you'll find Webb on the mound.



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