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Offline Slateman

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #2775: December 08, 2012, 12:36:04 PM »
I think the Nats have enough injured young pitchers.  I wouldn't want to trade more to get another one. 

Here is the list of 2014 free agents - We might just end up picking from this list like we've done the past two seasons -

Starting pitchers

Bronson Arroyo (37)
Scott Baker (32)
Nick Blackburn (32) - $8MM club option
A.J. Burnett (37)
Chris Capuano (35) - $8MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
Chris Carpenter (39)
Bruce Chen (37)
Bartolo Colon (41)
Jorge De La Rosa (33)
R.A. Dickey (39)
Scott Feldman (30)
Gavin Floyd (31)
Jeff Francis (33)
Matt Garza (30)
Roy Halladay (37) - $20MM vesting option
Jason Hammel (31)
Aaron Harang (36) - $7MM+ mutual option with a $2MM buyout
Dan Haren (33)
Tim Hudson (38)
Phil Hughes (28)
Ubaldo Jimenez (30) - may void $8MM option for 2014
Josh Johnson (30)
Hiroki Kuroda (39)
Jon Lester (30) - $13MM club option with a $250K buyout
Colby Lewis (34)
Ted Lilly (38)
Tim Lincecum (30)
Paul Maholm (32)
Jason Marquis (35)
Ricky Nolasco (31)
Andy Pettitte (42)
Wandy Rodriguez (35) - $13MM club option with a $2.5MM buyout
Ervin Santana (31)
Johan Santana (34) - $25MM club option with a $5.5MM buyout
James Shields (32) - $12MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Jason Vargas (31)
Edinson Volquez (30)
Tsuyoshi Wada (33) - $5MM club option
Barry Zito (36) - $18MM vesting option with a $7MM buyout


I don't want any of those guys. Not for the money they're going to command.

Bauer isn't injured (got it wrong) but he has that long toss program that the DBacks don't like. He'll be 22 next year. He has options. Send him to Triple A, let Haren pitch the season. If someone is injured (knock on wood) we have a better option than Zach Duke. Worst case scenario, Bauer is 23 when he's ready to pitch a full season in the bigs. He gives us a cost effective number 3/4 starter and the youngest, best pitching staff in baseball.

I don't think Danny will ever figure it out and I think last year was a bit flukish for Ian Desmond. Either one of them would do for Bauer and another prospect.