Blog Entry

Jarrod Washburn Rumors

Posted on: July 27, 2008 2:29 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2008 11:31 pm

10:05pm:'s Jon Heyman seems to be saying the Mariners are still asking for Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner, though many think one of them would be plenty.

9:27pm: Talks seem to have stalled; Jerry Crasnick got the impression that GM Brian Cashman is not optimistic about a deal happening.

5:59pm: ESPN's Buster Olney says the Yankees are holding firm, offering a marginal prospect and salary relief.

1:25pm: The Jarrod Washburn talks seem to be plodding along; I am going to start a fresh thread here and update it throughout the day.

Ken Rosenthal says the Yankees made an offer of an average prospect and absorption of most of his contract.  So far no agreement has been reached.  Washburn started today and shut down the Jays in Toronto.


Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 6:57 pm

Jarrod Washburn Rumors

I really  think that Seattle is overplaying their hand here.  Washburn is mediocrity personified.  He's been in the bigs for 11 seasons (almost all as a starter) and doesn't have 100 wins yet?  He had one exceptional season, but a career ERA over 4.  He isn't even a true innings-eater, as he only has 2 seasons with 200 IP.  And, he has done all of this in two pretty spacious ballparks.  I don't get what all the fuss is about over this guy.

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:10 pm

Jarrod Washburn Rumors

Today's line is 7 inn, 3H, 1ER.  6 out of last 7 starts have been quality starts.  Last non quality start was his last start against Boston with 5.1 inn, 2 ER.  The price is continuing to go up.

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:07 pm

Jarrod Washburn Rumors

Mariners don't need to rid themselves of a contract.  Money is not their problem.  Talented players are their problem.  They likely will pay more of his salary in order to acquire a talented player in return.  Igawa is not that player.  They need a high OBP guy with speed and or a left handed power bat.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or