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Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:14 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 11:46 am
 
By Matt Snyder

With the White Sox likely rebuilding and starting pitcher Mark Buehrle's hometown Cardinals not needing another starter, it would seem that Buehrle's services are completely up for grabs. Earlier Tuesday night we reported that the Nationals were among the teams vying for the services of free agent starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Previously, Buehrle has been connected to the Yankees, Rangers and Red Sox in rumors. The Marlins are another team hot on his trail, as Buehrle visited the new ballpark in Miami last week and Marlins management met with Buehrle's agent Tuesday -- and they are reportedly optimistic as the chances of signing him (Fish Tank blog). It's been reported that Buehrle would enjoy playing for Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen again. It has also been reported Buehrle would like to stay in the midwest, and Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com is now reporting that the Cubs have had "multiple discussions" with Buehrle's agent.

Buehrle, 32, has spent his entire professional career in the White Sox organization. The four-time All-Star has an amazing track record of durability, racking up 11 consecutive seasons with at least 30 starts and 200 innings. This past season he went 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 205 1/3 innings pitched.

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Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

and i do understand that suppan is no buerhle. 



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

Jeff Suppan I think got 4 years at the age of 32, maybe older i dont remember. and that cost the brewers 3 yrs a h.e. double hockey sticks



Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

He'd fit right into that Cardinal rotation (I  HAVE A FEELING THEY'RE GONNA HAVE SOME extra $ to work with).



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

He'd be a great addition to the Yanks rotation, but you can't give him more than a 3 year deal.  Whoever gets him will have landed a winner and a true gamer - this guy is the real deal.



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

With Mr Buehrle being 32 who is going to be the stupid team that gives him a 5 or 6 year deal? His contract could ruin a ball club with that many years, with the exception of the Yanks, Red Soxs, or Theo lead Cubs. Those teams have no problem throwing out bad contacts. The Nationals should work on getting their prospects ready for a run in a couple of years.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

Buehrle is an outstanding pitcher, but he pitches to contact, and is something of a flyball pitcher. Wouldn't seem to be a great fit in Wrigley.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

you can have joe blanton?  haha


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Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:38 pm
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Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:36 am
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

Think Mets, Think Mets, Think Mets; If I say it often enough maybe it will come true!  If I could have either Reyes or Buehrle, I'd take Buehrle.  He is a proven commodity.  We have a rotation of Buehrle, Santana Niese, Gee and Dickey, certainly not horrible.  If Santana is no where near the old Santana then it make even more sense to me.  Buehrle eats innings and would be less of a drain on our bull pen.  The down side is Buehrle is 4 years older than Reyes if I remember right but he only needs to appear in 35-40 games a year.  Even if he signed a 6 year deal, he'd be 38 or 39 years old at the end.  There are some solid players at that age still.

Reyes is getting older too and will play in 3 or 4 times more games a year.  Lets face it, how many here believe that Reyes hamstring will magically heal and never bother him again.  He will spend time on the DL every year.  A severe strain could take 6-8 weeks to heal.  And his work effort has been questioned in the past.

There are risks with both but I'd rather risk my money with Buehrle.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:33 am
 

Cubs reportedly join list of Mark Buehrle suitors

Thhe only good thing for the Cubs is that next year the committed salary (what is currently on the books, not including who is signed this year) will drop significantly and hopefully with one less year to go on Soriano's contract after this season, they can finally unload him on a AL team to use in a DH role. Cubs would still probably have to pick up 75% of his contract but hey, at least could get someone useful in that roster spot! As far as the Cubs going after Buehrle, I'm all for it. He's not that old and should bring some stability to the rotation and I will be a heck of a lot more reliable than Ryan Dumpster.


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