Ryan Doumit Could Sign a Deal Soon

Jerry Crasnick has an update on Ryan Doumit via Twitter, noting that Doumit could sign a deal in the next few days.  Crasnick noted that Doumit received two more offers today.  He also added that the interest has mostly come from American League teams, although he did receive an offer from an NL team today.

Crasnick had an update earlier this week that Doumit was expected to sign before the end of the month.  The other day I explained why the Pittsburgh Pirates would get a free draft pick if Doumit signed before November 23rd.  The short of it is that Doumit is a Type B free agent, and the Pirates could offer arbitration by the November 23rd deadline with no risk of him accepting the offer if he signs elsewhere before that date.

If Doumit signs elsewhere, the Pirates would get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds of the 2012 draft.

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  • Anonymous

    After Doumit’s injury history we deserve a good draft pick for him

  • Anonymous

    After putting up with Doumit’s injury history…maybe we deserve a high draft pick

  • Anonymous

    I do not think he will get more than 3 million a year. Feel like pirates will end up with cervali of yanks or a left hand hitting catcher.

    • Tim Williams

      The Pirates signed Rod Barajas this week.

  • Lee Young

    pls sign quickly ryan………we need the picks.

  • Anonymous

    It does not matter who..what…when.. the pirates will suck until new owners are in control.. we are all suckers for even reading or caring..  In a few years they will change managers  etc.  ha ha we are suckers.. If MLB ever wants Pit to win they will force new ownership.. Look at the $$$$ Pittsburgh loses because of the completele awful ownership of this team?????  I will never see a good team here… Look at the “RAYS” “DIAMONDBACKS” bad one year great the next.. Smart baseball people there…  How can any team be so bad so long???? 

  • Anonymous

    It does not matter who..what…when.. the pirates will suck until new owners are in control.. we are all suckers for even reading or caring.. In a few years they will change managers etc. ha ha we are suckers.. If MLB ever wants Pit to win they will force new ownership.. Look at the $$$$ Pittsburgh looses because of the completely awful ownership of this team????? I will never see a good team here… Look at the “RAYS” “DIAMONDBACKS” bad one year great the next.. Smart baseball people there… How can any team be so bad so long???? ONE ANSWER…:-)

    • Ian Rothermund

      Actually the Rays have been relatively consistent, while the D’backs have been relatively disappointing for most of their history since the world series days.  The Rays have been consistent due to their ability to draft and handle players in their system; a system which the Pirates have seemed to adopted since N.H. came along.  If all you’re basing your opinion on is how the major league club has performed in recent history, then yeah, the outlook doesn’t seem great.  However, if you think this team could just buy whatever free agent they’d like, you’re mistaken.  We couldn’t even get Carl Pavano last year after offering way over what the Twins did.  We’ve had 4 years with N.H., and all he’s done is build the minors.  This team won’t be able to be consistent without a healthy minor league system, which it hasn’t had since the mid-80’s, and even then just had a few guys with upside.  What would happen if this year they fired N.H. rather than extending his contract, then 2-3 years from now, Pedro pulls his head out, Tony Sanchez recovers from one bad year in the minors after having his face broken the year before, and you have two promising young starters with plus stuff in the rotation in Cole and Taillon.  That’s a lot of what-ifs, but maybe not unreasonable to assume 3 of those 4 things could happen, and that would result in a considerably better team.  Going back to what N.H. and the ownership has control of in regards to player acquisition, one has to look at all the major outlets, those being; Free agency, draft, international free agency.  It has to be clear that acquiring major, game changing players via free agency is not possible, even if the ownership was willing to throw even more money at the problem.  So, judge the managing group on the draft and international signings, that’s all I’m saying.

    • Anonymous

      hahaha what an Idiot

      • Anonymous

        how much money are you betting on a Pirate winning season???? You are the idiot… I played baseball for many years…I know a defeated team when I see one.. After August every year the QUIT… No pitching..strike outs… WOW… great team…HA HA


  • Anonymous

    3491 : looks like you are an escapee from Bob Smizik’s PG Blog.If you don’t have anything to add,why keep on pounding the same old ” lousy ownership,lousy FO…BLAH LAH BLAH ” ? You played baseball for many years ? Wow ! Congratulations to you ! I am sure that make you an expert on Major League Baseball and player acquisition and developement.

  • Anonymous

    Doumit is a pretty good fit for an American league team and should do well, I wish him well and won’t be posting a thousand posts on how stupid the Pirates are if Doumit does well, there is another blog located in Pittsburgh for that.

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