This is the sort of deal I thought Brett Anderson would get. Seems like a great low-risk, high-upside signing for the Padres.
Edit: Title fixed. Jim.
Having paid the Marlins to take right-hander Dan Haren off their hands the Dodgers have replaced him in the rotation with left-hander Brett Anderson.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com it’s a one-year deal worth $10 million in guaranteed money, plus $4 million in potential incentives. Haren had one year and $10 million remaining on his contract when the Dodgers shipped him and the money to cover his entire salary to Miami.
Wow, a million dollars per start?
Another report says the clubs aren’t dealing. Brett Anderson would be a great buy-low pickup for a smart team.
Zimmermann, 28, would be a younger, potentially less-expensive alternative to the higher-end free agents on the market this off-season, though the player package to acquire him would have to include at least one of their touted young middle infielders, sources say.
One source said the teams have enough mutual interest that names have been discussed. Another said he expected the Cubs to ...
It’s crazy to think he’s only 26 It seems like he’s been hurt a lot longer than that.
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