Olney: Prices of Veteran Free Agent Pitchers Dropping

Buster Olney tweeted the following this afternoon: The asking prices have come down significantly for veteran FA starters: Oswalt (said to be at $8m), Kuroda (10-11m), Edwin Jackson. Neal Huntington has stated that he is comfortable with the starting pitching currently on the roster, but if this report is true, he should be aggressively pursuing one of these players. Outside of Erik Bedard, whose durability issues greatly lower his...

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The Under-Represented Middle Class of FA Pitchers

Salaries for free agent starting pitchers are down league-wide this offseason.

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What Would Paul Maholm Be Worth?

A lot of trade rumors have surrounded Paul Maholm this off-season.  The left hander is entering the final year of his three year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning $5.75 M this year.  He also has an option in 2012 for $9.75 M, with a $750,000 buyout.  However, because Maholm is coming off a year where he put up a 5.10 ERA in 185.1 innings of work, the popular opinion is that the Pirates won’t exercise that option, or...

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Rotation Options: Hiroki Kuroda

MLBTR released their top 50 free agents for the 2010/2011 off-season, which always includes predictions as to where the players will go.  Those predictions are mostly based on team needs, and more or less are educated guesses, with most of them not even being based on rumors.  I add that disclaimer because the number 11 ranked free agent, Hiroki Kuroda, is listed as going to the Pirates.  Again, it’s just a guess, and...

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