Nationals Made Offer To Jermaine Dye

11:01pm: One Ladson source theorized that the Nationals considered $4MM a fair price for Dye, though the amount of their actual offer is unknown.  Dye told Ladson that he's received offers in the $1MM range, which is "a negative in itself, no matter what."

1:26pm: The Nationals made an offer to free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye according to's Bill Ladson (via Twitter), however it wasn't enough for him to uproot his family. Ben Goessling of says the two sides haven't had any discussions in some time, while Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post says that any future conversations appear unlikely.

We've seen Dye connected to the Nats before, but apparently the team is content with it's Willy TaverasWillie Harris platoon. The Brewers have also expressed interest in the 36-year-old recently.

Tim took a look at why Dye was still a free agent a few weeks ago, as well as what he could do to change that.

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17 Comments on "Nationals Made Offer To Jermaine Dye"

5 years 4 months ago

can dye play 1st base??

if he can the mets should get him

5 years 4 months ago

You want him to play 1B. Him in the OF = disaster.

5 years 4 months ago

This eerily reminds me of when Shelley Long left “Cheers” and waited by the phone for calls that never came.

5 years 4 months ago

Nice reference, I thought that was hilarious.

5 years 4 months ago

Dye and Dunn in the same outfield. Whaa?

5 years 4 months ago

He’s gotten multiple offers over the off season. Sounds to me like the dude doesn’t really want to play, or at least, he only wants to play for the team/money of his choosing.

It doesn’t work like that when you’re a creaky, defensively challenged corner outfielder.

5 years 4 months ago

Really did he just bring up that it not enough to money for his family, really how big of moron is he? 4million not enough, really anyone here would take 4million and be happy with it, the guy made 10.15 for 2 season with Chicago plus the 6.75 million option On October 30, 2006, the White Sox exercised their $6.75 million option for Dye’s 2007 season
SO he tell me that the money their offering is just not enough come on.. Just retired for crying out loud and get real job..

5 years 4 months ago

Jermaine thinks way too damn highly of himself. He’s not worth a damn if he even touches right field. If he goes to an NL team, it needs to be at 1B. If he goes to an AL team, he can still bring good value as a DH. Boston could be a likely destination, hell, if he still doesn’t have a job by June, the White Sox can give him a call back.

5 years 4 months ago

Oh please Boston wouldn’t want him. Can’t play the field.

Lowell is projected to do this year what Dye did last year, and if you platoon Lowell/ Ortiz and Hermida at DH, you easily get better than Dyes production, Lowell hits lefties well, Hermida and Ortiz can hit RH hitters.

Haven’t even mentioned Josh Reddick yet either, who could play in the outfield and give Cameron and Drew time at DH too.

Just because Ortiz is playing badly DOES NOT mean the Red Sox need to sign a DH. We have plenty of guys on the roster that can do that.

This however is something that isn’t talked about. Dye has earned 56million for his career, packing up and moving to Washington for 6 months for 1million dollars to play at the twightlight of your career for a awful team doesn’t sound worth it to me either. Maybe it isn’t totally about the money, but the money and the team. I bet you he would be more interested in signing for the Yankees or Red Sox for 1million than most of the teams he has gotten offers from, at least then he could win.

Maybe he isn’t greedy but logical. Playing for the Nats would have to be a pretty miserable experience if you come from a decent team like Dye has. By the time you take away taxes and living costs – what is left doesn’t seem with the energy of moving, the stress and the total lack of enjoyment.

5 years 4 months ago

For Jermaine, it’s about pride. He doesn’t need the money. This is why he didn’t take the offers he got from the Cubs and Rangers. #1 He didn’t want to be a part-time player #2 He wanted to play the outfield #3 He was unrealistic about the offers he was getting and he felt offended.

He doesn’t need more money, he just wants to finish his career out without making himself look terribly bad, meaning he wants to start and he wants to play defense. One of those is a reality, the other one isn’t unless he moves to 1B.

Ricky Bones
5 years 4 months ago

Everybody relax – Orlando Hudson has come to the rescue & figured out the true reason why Jermaine Dye doesn’t have a job yet. It’s racism.

Thank you, Orlando. Where would we be w/o that pearl of wisdom & insight?

5 years 4 months ago

if david ortiz continues to struggle he may end up a red sox

5 years 4 months ago

Has anyone thought that maybe Jermaine Dye just doesn’t want to play that badly? I can’t blame the guy. Maybe he’s content with sitting on the sidelines at this point? In this day and age of bad contracts to horrible players, I have to commend him. Stay out as long as you want JD. You don’t owe anybody anything. Come back when YOU feel like it.

5 years 4 months ago

4 mill isnt enough. hahahahahahahahaha sorry moving on.

5 years 4 months ago

It’s weird to hear nothing of Sheffield. The guy put up a 0.372 OBP last year. It’s not like he was lost at the plate or anything. I’m somewhat unclear of why the Mets don’t just sign Sheff and give him a crash course on 1B. Admittedly, he’s only played 9 games there in his career- but in those 9 games his UZR was the same as Mike Jacobs, who has been playing the position his whole career. So basically, they’re both bad defensively. It would literally be hard for Sheff to be that much worse than Jacobs with the glove. And with a 50 point difference in OBP, you got to think that is a plus, right?

Then again, playing Mike Jacobs at 1B pretty much seems to indicate that the Mets have given up on this season. Or that they’re stealing ideas from the Royals. So nevermind.

5 years 4 months ago

Well, the Red Sox could sign Dye instead…

They wouldn’t have to give up anything and Dye would be (Supposedly) much cheaper.

Obviously Dunn would be a major threat in that lineup but the Red Sox have been pretty fickle lately when it comes to giving up prospects.

5 years 4 months ago

I will admit, if Ortiz pulls a repeat of last season’s start- guys like Dye and Sheffield would have to start looking pretty enticing. Though I think Ortiz is probably in the same category as these guys as a hitter still (and hence it doesn’t make sense to spend extra money) if he starts to really struggle I’d rather have Dye or Sheff in DH spot than Lowell. Which is no knock on Lowell, who’s great and all that but I mean.. still. Dye is sturdier and Sheff’s worst years in OBP are comparable to Lowell’s best years (which makes me yet more confused that the Rangers would be interested in Lowell to DH…). I’m usually the last one to cry racism, but there was a recent piece about Orlando Hudson thinking race (or at least culture) might be a factor and I think at this point it has to be something that is at least on the table. Because if you take our race and personality, why would the Rangers would rather trade away a catching prospect for Lowell rather than take a flier on a guy like Sheff or Dye?

I mean, I’m a Red Sox fan and I’d LOVE that Max for Lowell deal to go through. But that doesn’t mean I understand it from the Rangers standpoint, looking at the free agents still lying around.