docjj wrote:The Mets are going to non-tender Mike Pelfrey. Now, he's coming off TJ surgery and he's a Bore-A$$ client. But he's 28 and most guys bounce back from TJ surgery nicely. He's not a strikeout pitcher and his career BB:K rate is poor- which is surprising because he's a huge guy (6'7 250 lb).
Also, the Royals are shopping Billy Butler. The Mariners are trying hard to land him. The O's may have some young pitching the Royals crave- Matusz and Arrieta. Any interest here?
mikezpen wrote:If all KC wanted was Matusz and Arrieta, I'd make the move.Those two could be very good-or very bad. But I'd take that chance for a bat like Butler's. We do have replacements after all.
osforlife wrote:there is no such thing as a minor league deal
osforlife wrote:I"d make that trade in a heartbeat. Two struggling young pitchers that are projected to be in in our AAA rotation and have a good chance of topping out as quality relievers for one of the best hitters in the game.
Sure there is. You can sign a MiL player for almost any amount you want. Usually, when the money gets beyond about 500K they're signed to a ML deal, but it's not required.
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