38-year-old righty Brendan Donnelly feels he's a better pitcher now than before his 2007 Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. It may be tough for him to match his initial success with the Angels, but Donnelly's work last year shows he certainly has something left in the tank. He posted strong numbers in 25.3 big league innings with the Marlins after 25.6 Triple A innings in the Astros organization.
Donnelly told Frisaro his July signing with the Marlins "worked out well for both sides," and the team has interest in re-signing him. Donnelly noted that winning "is pretty much everything for me."
For a million or two, Donnelly could be a sleeper free agent signing this winter. He spent time with the Red Sox, Indians, Rangers, Astros, and Marlins organizations since the Angels traded him in December of '06. Which teams make sense for Donnelly this time around?