Washburn Undecided About 2011

Veteran lefty Jarrod Washburn sat out the 2010 season, but he told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports he's undecided on 2011.  Noting that he's been contacted by a couple of teams this week, Washburn explained, "I will not say I am 100 percent retired because a great opportunity might present itself."

Morosi adds that a great opportunity translates as close to Washburn's Wisconsin home.  The Brewers or Twins might be his top choices, and both teams should be in the hunt for starting pitching.  One point in Milwaukee's favor is their hiring of Ron Roenicke, who worked with Washburn during his Angels days.

Washburn, 36, is a candidate to provide 175 innings of 4.50 ball in 2011.  His asking price is an unknown; he's represented by Scott Boras. 


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  1. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    This guy is still around?

    Pass.

    • twins33 5 years ago

      Around as in alive…yes, but that’s about it. I don’t see why any team would want him though. I think he’s making that up. He turned down a couple of 5 million dollar offers last year, from teams he supposedly wanted to play for, which was a dumb move on his part. Thankfully he did.

  2. rbeezy 5 years ago

    What a joke

  3. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    The best he is getting is a minor league deal.

  4. The Nationals should consider taking a flyer on him, granted that its a min-contract/minor league deal

  5. AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years ago

    Forget about Washburn, what on earth happened to Richie Sexson?

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      I guess no one wanted his services so he called it a career.

      If anyone wanted him it was probably on a minor league deal, and he wanted more. I don’t believe there was anything official from him though.

    • woadude 5 years ago

      Richie Sexon sells peanuts and cracker jacks at the Brewers minor league stadium.

    • woadude 5 years ago

      Richie Sexon sells peanuts and cracker jacks at the Brewers minor league stadium.

  6. Thanks to Bill Bavassi Washburn is pretty well set for life. He doesn’t need to come back but if he does he needs to realize that his past performance as well as being out of the league for a year is going to limit his asking price. He missed ’10 because he didn’t get what he wanted, this time he needs to be more realistic.

  7. brewersfan729 5 years ago

    You better stay the hell away from him, Doug.

  8. woadude 5 years ago

    Dont worry Mr Washburn, there are 30 Clubs that will make the decision easy for you.

  9. pmc765 5 years ago

    This gentleman is (1) unemployed and (2) represented by Scott Boras.

    Go figure.

  10. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    I’m sure a couple of college teams might want him as a ringer… but that’s probably it.

  11. The Tigers wanted Jesus Montero for this guy…

  12. jmag043 5 years ago

    He couldn’t possibly be that bad pitching in Minnesota…

    • twins33 5 years ago

      Yes, yes he could. He’s been out of baseball for a year. Target Field may be a pitchers park so far, but opponents don’t seem to have a problem hitting balls out and he’s a flyball pitcher. Plus, the OF defense isn’t the greatest….

      He is also not worth the money. I don’t even think I’d pay 1 million for him.

      • Exactly right. I don’t want him in the Twins rotation. The only starting pitcher I’d be happy with signing this offseason is Cliff Lee (highly doubt that will happen) or Carl “Pavstache” Pavano. Pavano might be possible and I think he’d be willing to give a discount for the Twins.

      • Exactly right. I don’t want him in the Twins rotation. The only starting pitcher I’d be happy with signing this offseason is Cliff Lee (highly doubt that will happen) or Carl “Pavstache” Pavano. Pavano might be possible and I think he’d be willing to give a discount for the Twins.

  13. brewcrew1982 5 years ago

    i’d take him if he took an incentive based contract like jim edmonds. other than that, i think id rather have manny parra.

  14. brewcrew1982 5 years ago

    i’d take him if he took an incentive based contract like jim edmonds. other than that, i think id rather have manny parra.

  15. brewcrew1982 5 years ago

    i’d take a flyer on him if he was interested in an incentive based contract like Edmonds. if he wants for-sure money, id pass on him. id rather have manny parra in the rotation if thats the case

  16. daveineg 5 years ago

    The Brewers already have 2 lefties in their rotation and that’s not counting erstwhile starter Manny Parra. If they signed Washburn to any more than a minor league deal or a minimal major league deal.(under $2 million) they’d have to assure him of a another rotation spot. I just can’t see the point. He doesn’t figure to be any better than Narveson who’s still pre-arbitration.

    I’ll grant that it’s unlikely they can secure more than one top half of a rotation guy in the trade market and they’ll need another for the lower spot. But there’s plenty of RH starters with at least as much upside as Washburn available for a 4th or 5th rotation spot that won’t cost much either.

  17. gasattheknees 5 years ago

    Well , if it works out as good as the Suppan deal, I say go for it! JK!!! Trade Mcghee for Dallas Braden, and call it a day. We have starting pitchers that made huge improvements throughout the season. As long as they keep improving, thanks to Rick Peterson, we will have a solid rotation. All we really need is a #3-4 starter.

  18. thegrayrace 5 years ago

    What a dummy. Dude could’ve got $5m last season but overplayed his hand/overestimated his value. Now he’d be lucky to get anything over $1m. Granted, he’s already made a great deal of money over his career… but an extra $5m if you’re looking to retire at age 36 can’t hurt.

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