Nine Teams Likely To Add Starters For 2011

Some teams can relax because their 2011 rotations are more or less set, but that's not the case for every club. That's why the nine teams below will be eyeing the starters that become available through trades and free agency. They'll either have to re-sign their own free agents or acquire a starter if they'd prefer not to rely on younger in-house options.


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  1. vtadave 5 years ago

    Dodgers could just slide James McDonald..oh wait, he tossed eight shutout innings for THE PIRATES last night. Ugh.

  2. AntsinIN 5 years ago

    Uh Bedard and Snell barely pitched this year…their absence means nothing.

    Do you guys even research before posting things like this?

  3. I wait pensively for the post “12 Teams Whose Rotations Aren’t Set, but Aren’t Likely to Add Starters Either.”

  4. derekbellstutu 5 years ago

    The Pirates should definitely be a team looking to add starters for 2011. Zach Duke should be elsewhere next season and so could Paul Maholm.

  5. derekbellstutu 5 years ago

    The Pirates should definitely be a team looking to add starters for 2011. Zach Duke should be elsewhere next season and so could Paul Maholm.

  6. twenty1thirteen 5 years ago

    Isn’t every team whose rotation isn’t set looking for starters? This post just seems kind of redundant. I mean shouldn’t this list be 21 teams long given that there are only 9 rotations already set?

    • briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

      Well, no. A team like the Jays, for example, don’t have a set rotation, as their 5th spot is up for grabs. However, they’ll surely fill it internally, with either Drabek, Rzep, etc. likely having a shot at it in Spring Training. So their rotation isn’t set, but they’re not looking to add a starter.

      And so on, I’m sure, for other teams as well.

      • twenty1thirteen 5 years ago

        I guess I just underestimated the word add. I guess I assumed that meant by filling it internally as well. Oh wells.

      • twenty1thirteen 5 years ago

        I guess I just underestimated the word add. I guess I assumed that meant by filling it internally as well. Oh wells.

    • briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

      Well, no. A team like the Jays, for example, don’t have a set rotation, as their 5th spot is up for grabs. However, they’ll surely fill it internally, with either Drabek, Rzep, etc. likely having a shot at it in Spring Training. So their rotation isn’t set, but they’re not looking to add a starter.

      And so on, I’m sure, for other teams as well.

  7. As a Giants fan, I love how the whole NL west needs to add Starters while the Giants have a set SP staff (maybe a backup #6 starter won’t hurt)…but our rotation has many great pitchers (except Zito)

  8. The_Silver_Stacker 5 years ago

    Vazquez will be gone, Pettitte will probably retire. I hope the yanks let Nova take over the #5 spot, and sign Lee in the offseason

    • I would love that. Nova has an electric curveball and thows pretty hard, around 93-94. He just needs to stay calm on the mound because he hasn’t really done great against the Jays, he was all over the place with them. I’m pretty sure he’s not intimidated, just needs control, and composure, like he had against the White Sox.

    • I would love that. Nova has an electric curveball and thows pretty hard, around 93-94. He just needs to stay calm on the mound because he hasn’t really done great against the Jays, he was all over the place with them. I’m pretty sure he’s not intimidated, just needs control, and composure, like he had against the White Sox.

  9. The_Silver_Stacker 5 years ago

    Vazquez will be gone, Pettitte will probably retire. I hope the yanks let Nova take over the #5 spot, and sign Lee in the offseason

  10. I think that the Rangers have to be on here…they have to replace Cliff Lee somehow.
    -wtk

  11. I think that the Rangers have to be on here…they have to replace Cliff Lee somehow.
    -wtk

  12. Add the Marlins to that list as well

  13. Add the Marlins to that list as well

  14. Instructions for Javier Vázquéz:1.) The Yankees will offer you arbitration.2.) You will decline.3.) The Yanks get a draft pick from the new team that signs you. Furthermore you will pray with me and other Yanks fans that Damon Oppenheimer doesen’t mess this one up…

    • No hope of the Yanks offering arby to Vazquez, but the rules allow them to sign an extra Type A free agent because they will lose him.

    • No hope of the Yanks offering arby to Vazquez, but the rules allow them to sign an extra Type A free agent because they will lose him.

    • The Yankees will not offer arbitration to Vasquez for sure.

    • The Yankees will not offer arbitration to Vasquez for sure.

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      Instructions for you

      1) get real

      lol c’mon you know that either the yanks won’t offer him arb or if they do he will certainly accept

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      Instructions for you

      1) get real

      lol c’mon you know that either the yanks won’t offer him arb or if they do he will certainly accept

    • InTheKZone 5 years ago

      Unless the team is in the bottom half. That wouldn’t ruin your plan but it could clearly change it.

  15. Instructions for Javier Vázquéz:1.) The Yankees will offer you arbitration.2.) You will decline.3.) The Yanks get a draft pick from the new team that signs you. Furthermore you will pray with me and other Yanks fans that Damon Oppenheimer doesen’t mess this one up…

  16. Andy Oliver can’t command his off speed pitches just yet. He will be a good one, but not quite yet. If and when he can beat Armando “Perfecto” Galarraga out of a job, he can have it! But for now, spend some of that $ 75 million coming off the payroll ($ 34 million allocated to starting pitching with Bonderman, Robertson, and Willis), on a No. 2 or 3 starter.

    Verlander, Lee (or mystery man), Scherzer, Porcello, Galarraga. Not bad at all!

    • baseballdude 5 years ago

      im saying the tigers will beat out the YANKEES for cliff lee .

      • InTheKZone 5 years ago

        I for one would not be surprised by that and I hope they do in fact sign him.

      • InTheKZone 5 years ago

        I for one would not be surprised by that and I hope they do in fact sign him.

      • The_Silver_Stacker 5 years ago

        Why would Cliff Lee want to play in Detroit?

    • baseballdude 5 years ago

      im saying the tigers will beat out the YANKEES for cliff lee .

  17. Andy Oliver can’t command his off speed pitches just yet. He will be a good one, but not quite yet. If and when he can beat Armando “Perfecto” Galarraga out of a job, he can have it! But for now, spend some of that $ 75 million coming off the payroll ($ 34 million allocated to starting pitching with Bonderman, Robertson, and Willis), on a No. 2 or 3 starter.

    Verlander, Lee (or mystery man), Scherzer, Porcello, Galarraga. Not bad at all!

  18. Garland, Correia, Young out of San Diego is what’s I want pleaseeee.

    • Beersy 5 years ago

      Yeah a rotation of Latos, Richard, Vazquez, Stauffer and either Luebke or Leblanc would suit me just fine. I would hope that the money they save on pitching would be spent on some decent hitters with speed.

    • Beersy 5 years ago

      Yeah a rotation of Latos, Richard, Vazquez, Stauffer and either Luebke or Leblanc would suit me just fine. I would hope that the money they save on pitching would be spent on some decent hitters with speed.

    • Why would you want Garland out? He’s done a tremendous job, and Richard, and LeBlanc’s numbers are products of Petco, nothing more, nothing less. Does Garland cost too much?

    • Why would you want Garland out? He’s done a tremendous job, and Richard, and LeBlanc’s numbers are products of Petco, nothing more, nothing less. Does Garland cost too much?

  19. Garland, Correia, Young out of San Diego is what’s I want pleaseeee.

  20. Beersy 5 years ago

    I would like to see the Padres do some dumpster diving and sign Vazquez. I don’t think he’s done, but I do know he can’t pitch in New York. He will find a new home and pitch well again and what better place then in the NL with Petco being his home park.

  21. Beersy 5 years ago

    I would like to see the Padres do some dumpster diving and sign Vazquez. I don’t think he’s done, but I do know he can’t pitch in New York. He will find a new home and pitch well again and what better place then in the NL with Petco being his home park.

  22. i hope for mlb competitive balance lee stays with texas or goes to detroit.imagine though if phili would sign lee with oswalt halladay hamels and blanton/kendrick I think they would look nice as its the teams with a strong rotation that usually are in the playoffs

    • jphenix2002 5 years ago

      that signing would almost ensure the phillies get back to The Series, assuming no injury bug disasters like boston or detroit had this year.

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