Stark On Tigers, Angels, Werth, Rangers

Teams have money to spend this offseason and ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark explains which clubs will spend more than others and what they’re going to devote their resources to. Here are the details:

  • The Tigers, who announced the Victor Martinez signing today, are still “prowling” for a right-handed corner outfielder. Scott Boras clients Jayson Werth and Magglio Ordonez could be options for Detroit. 
  • One AL executive predicts that the Angels will “spend their butts off."
  • Teams will be surprised if Carl Crawford doesn’t end up with the Angels, who could add Adrian Beltre, too.
  • The Red Sox appear to be the favorites to sign Werth.
  • Other clubs expect the Rangers to pursue Crawford or Zack Greinke if they can’t sign Cliff Lee.
  • The Orioles, Nationals, A’s, Brewers and Pirates are also looking to spend this offseason.


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59 Comments on "Stark On Tigers, Angels, Werth, Rangers"


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baseballdude
4 years 7 months ago

I hope the tigers sign jayson werth

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 7 months ago

So do I

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InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 7 months ago

I sure don’t.

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Pawsdeep
4 years 7 months ago

I hope they sign maglio and make a trade for Jason bay since the mets are in sell mode

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

This is just me, but I think that four or five years from now, maybe less, we will find out that the Werth and Crawford cotnracts were two of the biggest overpayments in recent history.

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4 years 7 months ago

Werth just feels like he’s going to be the next Jason Bay.

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Natinals
4 years 7 months ago

Yeah idk why but i get that feeling too. Probably cuz he’s got the weirdest swing in the league

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j6takish
4 years 7 months ago

Crawford probably, Werth will likely get a Magglio contract 5/85. That contract will probably be outdone by next year.

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Sniderlover
4 years 7 months ago

Don’t forget Lee.

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SteelCityResident13
4 years 7 months ago

I’m sick of hearing about how my Buccos plan to “spend” this off season. If they are so interested in spending, how about we hear of an instance where they have made an offer. I’m not talking about offers to some bum who will be a bench player. How about an offer on Werth or Vasquez, etc. I know I am dreaming, however, stop saying the Pirates want to spend when they are going after players that will barely help the value of the ballclub. Thanks.

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Madraider
4 years 7 months ago

Please please please let the Pirates sign Werth, I’d hate to see him in a Sox uniform

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Red_Line_9
4 years 7 months ago

Probably doesn’t matter if they make an offer or not. The chances that a major free agent takes the money to play for the Pirates is unlikely.

What’s going to hurt them worse than if they DID sign an impact free agent is if they way overpay for a middling player. Giving Jorge De Le Rosa a 4 year contract would fall under that category.

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SteelCityResident13
4 years 7 months ago

We can deal with signing one of the mid-level arms on a 4-year contract, we cant afford to sign two and then watch both of them become duds.

I understand that MLB players want to play for a winner. The problem is most fans do not understand that. <<< Reason teams like the Bucs and Royals have to build back a reputation for winning before they can start bringing in talent for a fair price. The buccos are not far off. Of the top 8 arms in the minors, atleast 3 will develop into the players they are suppose to be. 2 will struggle as starters and work from the bullpen, hopefully. I am slightly nervous next year that Walker is going to take a HUGE step backwards. We cannot afford that to happen. However, a Doumit/Jones platoon will keep those two healthy and most likely allowing them to be more productive in clutch situations. We will just have to wait and see.

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Red_Line_9
4 years 7 months ago

ANY team that gives De Le Rosa a 4 year deal is crazy.

As long as the Pirates stick to using free agency to compliment their home grown players…they will be fine. I’d much rather see them use their money to longterm guys like Andrew McCutchen than to buy 2 seasons of platoon offense.

Of course, it might be hard for them to avoid signing ANY free agents. They need to fill the 25 man roster out somehow. The best thing to do…if possible….cause players have a say where they sign…..would be to get 1-2 guys they could flip for prospects at the trade deadline.

We drove to Chicago to see the Pirates play last May. My assessment is that they have a good core…and they aren’t that far away either. They need pitching desperately. They can keep running Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez out there 162 games….but it’s going to be hard to win running the likes of Brian Burres out there every 5th day.

It’s not like there aren’t about 22 other MLB teams trying to essemble a staff on a yearly basis though.

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Madraider
4 years 7 months ago

Please please please let the Pirates sign Werth

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 7 months ago

Screw Black Friday, this is more interesting