Interest In Washburn Heating Up?

9:45pm: Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports tweets that Cleveland and Arizona are possibilities for Washburn but Seattle is becoming a bit of a long shot.

3:27pm: Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse provides a few quotes from Scott Boras on his free agent client Jarrod Washburn:

"As many as five clubs are after him.  A lot of teams are interested. The reality has struck."

Of course, Boras has never been known to exaggerate.  The superagent says the lefty would need three weeks to be Major League ready.

Washburn reportedly turned down a small offer from the Mariners, his preferred destination.  The Royals may also be in the mix.  MLBTR's Mike Axisa attempted to help Washburn find work with this March 29th post, in case Boras has his hands full with Joe Crede or his draft advisees.  One could name a half-dozen teams that'd make sense in the $2MM range, but it'd have to be a city that works for Washburn and his family. 

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9 Comments on "Interest In Washburn Heating Up?"

East Coast Bias
5 years 4 months ago

This could only mean that Mike Axisa IS Scott Boras. Either that, or one of them is Batman!

5 years 4 months ago

I hope he catches on somewhere and I think he can help out a team with his veteran presence and hopefully his left arm hah.

5 years 4 months ago

You have to apply the Boras formula to statements like this. x/2 – 3. So, if he says that there are ten teams in on a player, you get 10/2=5 -3 = 2 teams actually interested.

Which means that there is half a team that would rather take their bats and balls and go home rather than have Washburn on their roster.

5 years 4 months ago

Actually I believe 5 teams are after Washburn… 2 independent teams, 2 teams which said no when Boras called them, and 1 team which called Boras to talk about a completely different player. See, 5 teams using Boras Math.

5 years 4 months ago

I think AZ should take a shot at him for 2M…

5 years 4 months ago

If Washburn can pitch for them like he did in Seattle, that could definitely give the Diamondbacks a legitimate shot for the division. They are a very underrated team, even without Webb.

5 years 4 months ago

Seattle for 2.5 mill with a mutual option for second year at 3 mill. Mariners need the pitching even after Lee gets back. Fister is horrid and would get lit up at the AAA level too. He wants to be in Seattle and Seattle needs him, mark my words, by this time next week he will be in Seattle.

5 years 4 months ago

Houston should look at him and then trade wandy or Roy.

5 years 4 months ago

Why would Cleveland blow money on a veteran starter on a short term deal when they have made it about as clear as they can that they are rebuiling and trying to compete this year with what they have.

Huff, Masterson, and Carmona have actually pitched pretty well so far so I don’t see them totally freaking out about their staff yet. They need to just let the kids pitch and see what they’ve got.