Rangers Have Some Interest In Mark Prior

Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels has some interest in bringing Mark Prior back for 2011, writes Richard Durrett of ESPN.com.  Prior inked a minor league deal with the club just before the end of the 2010 season and pitched just one inning for their Triple-A affiliate.

"He's a free agent now and we have discussed him coming back," the GM said. "There’s a level of interest."

Texas could possibly bring the right-hander into spring training to find out what he can do as a reliever.  Recently, Prior's agent John Boggs told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that his client has offers from three teams.

Prior hasn't pitched at the major league level since 2006 due to injuries.  In his sophomore campaign in 2003, Prior posted a 2.43 ERA with 10.4 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9.

 

 


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40 Comments on "Rangers Have Some Interest In Mark Prior"


55saveslives
4 years 8 months ago

Why is there still any interest in Mark Prior???

4 years 8 months ago

Because he was once really good. At minimal cost its worth a shot. It would be another minor league deal so not much at stake here.

TXHC
4 years 8 months ago

Yep. I wouldn’t be opposed to giving him a cheap NRI.

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

We should develop a corollary for this. Minor league signing of someone formerly great who now stinks and subsequently does not regain formerly good form. So many players could fit… Prior… Dontrelle Willis… we could even extend it to former top prospects who were never even good players like Sean Burroughs.

HummBaby
4 years 8 months ago

Especially with Kenny Powers still out there and available.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah, but you’d have to get him a year supply of pine tar on top of his salary.

4 years 8 months ago

I thought he was going to sign with Tampa Bay?

HummBaby
4 years 8 months ago

Especially with Kenny Powers still out there and available.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Over or under 1 inning in the majors for Mark Prior in 2011?

4 years 8 months ago

2 1/3 in Spring Training.

4 years 8 months ago

I think the Mariners would be a good fit for him. Cheap, nice pitchers park ect…

timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 8 months ago

Amazing. Never has their been a baseball player who made so much money while actually delivering so little.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

I’m Kei Igawa and I disapprove this message.

HummBaby
4 years 8 months ago

I’m Barry Zito and I disapprove as well.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Well at least Barry has a ring and has a Cy Young under his belt. Igawa has uhhh, just money.

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

He’s at least a major league pitcher…

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

That too

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 8 months ago

Who’s never been on the DL. And who sat, quietly cheering his teammates on as he was left off the play off roster.

Hey, he’s earned at least some of his salary.

TXHC
4 years 8 months ago

I’m Gary Matthews, Jr. and I too disapprove.

Kei_Igawa
4 years 8 months ago

I make a great stir fry for the boys in Trenton.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

I’m Kei Igawa and I disapprove this message.

Brad426
4 years 8 months ago

And I’m Carl Pavano…

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

And you’re bitter and oblivious to what he did in Minnesota this year.

Brad426
4 years 8 months ago

Calm down, Nancy. I’m a lot of things, but bitter isn’t one of them (not a Yankees fan). He had a good year, but he still got paid a whole lot of money to not play for three years in NY is all I’m saying.

4 years 8 months ago

And I’m Mike Hampton…

carlos
4 years 8 months ago

aren’t they still scarred from doing this with rich harden?

TXHC
4 years 8 months ago

Big difference. Harden got actual money. Prior won’t.

carlos
4 years 8 months ago

aren’t they still scarred from doing this with rich harden?

Natinals
4 years 8 months ago

I feel like I saw this exact same article last year.

Ethanator99
4 years 8 months ago

How hard does he throw now days?

TXHC
4 years 8 months ago

Low 90’s.

jmag043
4 years 8 months ago

Reportedly sitting around 90 to 91

firealyellon
4 years 8 months ago

if Prior throws another pitch in the majors, i will eat Steve Bartman.

Ian_Smell
4 years 8 months ago

I hear he tastes like goat.

4 years 8 months ago

Eating Steve Bartman gave Chan Ho Park diarrhea

vtadave
4 years 8 months ago

Denny Neagle and Jason Schmidt here – we’d like to join this discussion.

Let’s calm down – no reason to not give the guy a shot. Not like they are giving him A.J. Burnett money here.

Jman1213
4 years 8 months ago

Hey look, Kyle Farnsworth and Darren Dreifort want in too!

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 8 months ago

I see I’m in the minority here, but I wish Mark Prior well. If he wants to keep trying, I hope someone gives him a chance. Give him credit for still wanting to pitch-he has made more money than he can spend, he’s gone through at least two shoulder surgeries, he really could walk away and call it a career. Make fun if you want, but it isn’t easy going through rehab. He’s done it multiple times and he still wants to pitch.

I hope someone signs him.

jordan4giants
4 years 8 months ago

I hope he makes it back to the majors, I want a good comeback story.

With 500k being the standard buyout, what does 65k mean to a team?

cderry
4 years 8 months ago

What’s crazy is…after all these years of inactivity…he’s still only 30.