Three Teams Interested In Bobby Crosby

Three teams are interested in Bobby Crosby, MLBTR has learned. Two American League clubs and one National League club have expressed interest in the 31-year-old. One of the interested teams is eyeing Crosby as a shortstop and the two others view him as a possible utility player.

Crosby is preparing to go to Spring Training and compete for a spot on a 25-man roster; the market for the former Rookie of the Year should become clearer within a week or so.

In 189 plate appearances for Pittsburgh and Arizona last year, Crosby hit .220/.294/.298 and played all four infield positions. The D'Backs released Crosby in August and there hasn't been any hot stove news about him since.


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  1. bigpat 5 years ago

    That slugging percentage is mammoth! I guess there was only room for one Crosby in Pittsburgh.

  2. METfan201 5 years ago

    Yankees

  3. I’m interested in Bobby coming to clean my shack 3 times a week.

  4. the Champion Giants need a backup to durable Miguel Tejada. I’m guessing they might be the NL team

  5. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Padres were one of the teams interested in Crosby as a utility player.

    The Padres signed Kevin Frandsen as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training, who as of today would be the front runner to land the utility role. I actually, (despite Frandsen’s relatively mediocre defensive stats) according to his UZR/150, believe he would do an adequate job playing some 2nd, SS, 3rd and possibly even getting some Ab’s at first to spell Hawpe.

  6. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I’m slightly worried that the NL club is the Pirates.

  7. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I’m slightly worried that the NL club is the Pirates.

  8. nocalraiderfan 5 years ago

    Unless these teams are interested in hiring him to shag flies during BP, there is absolutely no reason to sign this stiff. Crosby is easily one of the worst ROY’s ever, and he’s been on a steady regression since 2005. No thanks.

  9. nocalraiderfan 5 years ago

    Unless these teams are interested in hiring him to shag flies during BP, there is absolutely no reason to sign this stiff. Crosby is easily one of the worst ROY’s ever, and he’s been on a steady regression since 2005. No thanks.

  10. He’d start for the Brewers.

  11. DickAlmighty 5 years ago

    The GM’s of those three teams should be canned, because they’re clueless.

  12. DickAlmighty 5 years ago

    The GM’s of those three teams should be canned, because they’re clueless.

  13. Maybe the AL teams need a bat boy. :)

  14. Gurvir Nijjar 5 years ago

    Jays interested in him ?

  15. Gurvir Nijjar 5 years ago

    Jays interested in him ?

  16. goredsgo 5 years ago

    I’ll be willing to bet $10 that the Nationals are the NL team. They seem to have a lot of interest in garbage players like Crosby

  17. baybombers 5 years ago

    fontenot is better than crosby, that would be stupid for the giants

    • I agree. But Mike Fontenot isn’t a prototypical backup shortstop defensively. I’d say mostly because of his weak noodle arm.

    • I agree. But Mike Fontenot isn’t a prototypical backup shortstop defensively. I’d say mostly because of his weak noodle arm.

  18. baybombers 5 years ago

    fontenot is better than crosby, that would be stupid for the giants

  19. John LeClair 5 years ago

    I’d be willing to bet my money the Red Sox are interested, they said the American League teams are looking at him as a Utility guy, that’s the last piece the Red Sox are looking for

  20. John LeClair 5 years ago

    I’d be willing to bet my money the Red Sox are interested, they said the American League teams are looking at him as a Utility guy, that’s the last piece the Red Sox are looking for

  21. Joey 5 years ago

    Weren’t the Tigers in on him awhile ago?

  22. Joey 5 years ago

    Weren’t the Tigers in on him awhile ago?

  23. This reminds me of the time Peter Gammons predicted Bobby Crosby to win the AL MVP award. It must’ve been before the ’06 season, but I can’t remember for sure.

  24. Pete 5 years ago

    Is there any worse player in baseball? (Seriously) Whoever gets him just made their team worse.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      According to FanGraphs, the worst player in terms of WAR was Pedro Feliz.

  25. thekoshow 5 years ago

    I’m hearing that Tulo needs a little competition….

  26. dlnb123 5 years ago

    for sure thinking Cleveland for one of the AL teams.

  27. camerondatzker 4 years ago

    I understand from sources that The San Francisco Giants ar talking with both Free Agent
    Shortstops Cristian Guzman and Bobby Crosby.. The Giants have only a real back-up
    shortstop in Emmaunel Burris.. Crosby would make alot of sense as he can spell Miguel
    Tejada.. I understand that 2nd baseman Freddy Sanchez could be missing a big chunk
    of the Giants opening season schedule.. Mike Fontenot will start with possible free agent Edgar Gonzalez possibly making the team until Sanchez comes back from his injury.

  28. DickAlmighty 5 years ago

    Because if they sign Bobby Crosby they’ll be headed straight down. Despite the fact the Pirates seem to have nowhere to go but up, Bobby Crosby would be like an anchor dragging any team, even the Pirates, down. He’s not even a “four-A” player; he’s just a steaming pile of dogpoo.

  29. dlnb123 5 years ago

    agree

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