Tag:MLB rumors
Posted on: November 22, 2010 6:05 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2010 6:06 pm
 

Three teams interested in Washburn

Washburn Jarrod Washburn took a year off from pitching because he didn't care much for the offers on the table, plus he was considering retirement.

A year later, he may be looking to get back in the game as Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that three teams are bidding on Washburn. One is the Milwaukee Brewers, who were thought to be the favorite for Washburn's services last offseason thanks to the lefty's Midwest roots.

Washburn had an unsightly 7.33 ERA in eight starts for the Tigers after being dealt from the Mariners, where he posted a 2.64 ERA in 20 starts, which was way over his head. Even with the Detroit numbers, he finished 2009 with a 3.78 ERA, under his 4.10 career ERA.

Washburn can help a team -- a National League team especially, as he is one of the traditional crafty left-handers that is able to hang on for years thanks to being left-handed.

While the other two teams aren't known, the Brewers make the most sense because of their budget, proximity to Washburn's home, and clear need.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 30, 2010 1:38 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:28 pm
 

White Sox interested in Rasmus?

Colby Rasmus 'Tis the season for hypothetic trade rumors, and the Chicago Sun-Times' Joe Cowley is at it with the White Sox.

Still sticking to the Sun-Times story that the White Sox offered Ozzie Guillen to the Marlins for outfielder Mike Stanton (a story that has gotten WTF? denials from both sides), Cowley writes the White Sox are targeting the Cardinals' Colby Rasmus and is willing to give up Carlos Quentin headlining a package of players for the centerfielder.

"It was obvious that [the Cardinals] were paying extra attention to Quentin at the end of the season, so this might have been something that was already talked about," a scout told Cowley.

Rasmus, 24, hit .276/.361/.498 with 23 home runs in his second season. Quentin, 28, hit .243/.342/.479 with 26 home runs in 2010. He's second-year arbitration-eligible this offseason.

The White Sox would have to throw in plenty more than just Quentin, but hey, these are the same folks who thought someone would give up Stanton (the outfielder, not the former reliever) for a manager.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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