Ryan Doumit Drawing Interest, Could Sign Soon

Ryan Doumit, who was already weighing multiple contract offers, received offers from two more teams today, tweets ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Agent Paul Cobbe tells Crasnick that Doumit could sign within the next few days.

Matt Sosnick, another of Doumit's representatives at Sosnick Cobbe Sports, said earlier this month that his client was willing to catch, play the outfield, or DH. As Crasnick tweeted this week, there are teams that view Doumit as a combo player who could spend time at all three positions, making him more popular to AL clubs. However, Crasnick adds in another tweet that one of today's offers came from a National League team.

Doumit, 30, was limited to 236 plate appearances in 2011 due to injuries, but made the most of his playing time, hitting .303/.353/.477. Pittsburgh declined its option on the longtime Pirate at season's end.


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The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Marlins.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

The won’t have any money left after signing Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle and possibly Madson.

#ilovesarcasm

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

My comment was sarcasm.. although I wouldnt be surprised if they were the NL team since they have checked in on everyone

Blue387
3 years 9 months ago

Will they go after the sausage race bratwurst from Milwaukee?

I bet he’s represented by Scott Boras.

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

dont forget trading for david wright

bigpat
3 years 9 months ago

 Anaheim should sign him, but there’s probably too much of a logjam at DH for him to get starts there when he isn’t catching. Even though his D is bad, I’d still sign him as a catcher since his offense provides good value. I wish him the best, always a class guy in Pittsburgh and always a strong bat, but just couldn’t stay healthy.

Henduck
3 years 9 months ago

Always a class guy?  Surely you’re thinking of someone else.  The Doumit I remember was a lazy, no hustle malcontent.  

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Would he back up?

Ohhhplease
3 years 9 months ago

See him as a great fit for the Tigers.  Could spell Avila, DH when V Mart catches…..should bot be very expensive.  

EpiphanyinBaltimore
3 years 9 months ago

I hope Detroit is in on him. Can back up Avila and play some RF. Perfect fit, as far as I’m concerned. 

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

I see him as a fit too, because he would fill a few needs.  However if multiple teams are  involved and that drives up his price a little… no thanks. 

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Exactly my line of thinking. He actually seems to profile better at RF than any other position, surprisingly.

hartvig
3 years 9 months ago

I suspect he’ll be way to expensive for what the Tigers needs are, especially at catcher- I mean we already have 2 of the 3 American League AllStar catchers on the roster (yes, I know VMart isn’t much of a catcher but still…). I would rather they try to land Aaron Hill or Kelly Johnson to fill the hole at second. I also wish they hadn’t tendered Young but I would still consider offering an incentive laden contract for Grady Sizemore since I’m guessing Boesch will at least be platooning with Young if not playing full time in his place and that would fill the need for a leadoff hitter. David DeJesus would also be a possibility in that role as well. I think the Tigers should also take a chance on someone like Bedard or maybe Colon or even Chen with a 1 year deal at the back of the rotation because I’m not convinced we haven’t already seen the best Porcello has to offer.

I hope they stay out of the Reyes bidding because that will pretty much take all of the $$ they have to spend and it’s almost a sure bet he’ll miss some time with injuries

Henduck
3 years 9 months ago

Too many Pittsburgh people on the Tigers staff.  I’m guessing they know better than to sign him. 

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Cardinals?

sam_lammert
3 years 9 months ago

he wouldn’t be a fit, we got cruz for backup now

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Ya but if he is willing to play some RF that would not only give Molina some good rest but Berkman as well

philliesfan136
3 years 9 months ago

Plus if Pujols leaves and Berkman moves to 1B, Doumit could see time in RF.

3 years 9 months ago

Hope the rays are one of those teams. could see doumit in a Rays uniform and would fit there style of versaltility

3 years 9 months ago

Orioles???? Orioles do need a back up catcher for Matt “Switch Hitting Jesus” Wieters

Jesse Lund
3 years 9 months ago

Twins make sense, too.

Pete
3 years 9 months ago

Perfect AL player, mostly a DH but can also serve as a backup C or 5th OF if necessary. Nice player to have when thinking interleague. He sure can hit, no problems there. 

I think the Rays get him, because they are the most intelligently-run team in MLB and understand things that other teams don’t. I’d probably be a real fan if they weren’t based out of Florida. Its a shame they’re the Rays. 

3 years 9 months ago

I would like to see him land in Seattle to platoon with Olivo, and get plate appearances at DH and LF. Assuming Doumit is willing to play LF part-time.

LightUptheHalo
3 years 9 months ago

I hope one of those teams was the Angels. He would provide a much needed bat at the C position and part time duties with Conger.

3 years 9 months ago

Maybe the Mariners. Platoon him with Olivo and put him in left field or DH. 

meanguygary
3 years 9 months ago

blue jays have liked Doumit in the past.  Wouldn’t surprise me if they’re poking around here.

grownice
3 years 9 months ago

 To replace arencibia? why?

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

You’ve seen him pretend to catch, right?

grownice
3 years 9 months ago

 Youve seen him “pretend” to hit bombs right? Give the kid some time.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

He’s a 1B/DH at best. I haven’t seen ANYTHING that believes he’s truly a catcher, but will stay there because his bat is good enough.

Backup_Slider
3 years 9 months ago

You’re confusing the heck out of me, because that’s what a lot of people say about Doumit. And that’s all the more reason why the Blue Jays are unlikely to sign him.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

He’s probably going to be their DH in a season or two anyway once D’arnaud comes up.
Doesn’t make any sense to replace him with Doumit in the meantime though considering Doumit can’t even pretend to catch.

ZZZZZIPPP
3 years 9 months ago

DID YOU STOP WATCHING BASEBALL AFTER APRIL/MAY? I AM SORRY FOR THE TREMENDOUS ILLNESS YOU MUST HAVE FACED.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Look up Beyond the Boxscore’s defensive catcher ratings from this season. Even with his bat, Arencibia was THE WORST defensive catcher in the major leagues this year at #114. Nice try.

ZZZZZIPPP
3 years 9 months ago

ZZZZZIPP TRUSTS THE DULCET TONES OF ALAN ASHBY MORE THAN DEFENSIVE MATRICES. ARENCIBIA IMPROVED.

ZZZZZIPPP
3 years 9 months ago

BACK UP, G: NO ONE’S TALKING ABOUT REPLACING ARENCIBIA, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BACKUP.

grownice
3 years 9 months ago

 We’re? How do you know what hes talking about? AND WHY ARE YOU YELLING?

ZZZZZIPPP
3 years 9 months ago

BACKUP SEEMS MORE LOGICAL THAN REPLACEMENT, AND HE DID NOT INDICATE. ZZZZIPP HAS A CONDITION: THE CONDITION IS THAT ZZZZIPP MUST SOMETIMES TYPE IN ALL-CAPS DUE TO HIS LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES.

ZZZZZIPPP
3 years 9 months ago

ALSO IN THE TORONTO MARKET DOUMIT AS A BACKUP FOR ARENCIBIA IS “A THING DISCUSSED IN MANY QUARTERS.”

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

Braves…our catching situation is dire!!!

bigpat
3 years 9 months ago

 Sarcasm? Atlanta has the best catching situation in the major leagues possibly.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

Yup, sarcasm. In all seriousness we do need a DH :)

twins33
3 years 9 months ago

I’m hoping the Twins are in on him.

Jose Simon
3 years 9 months ago

dodgers please!

Matthew Dolter
3 years 9 months ago

bucco fan here he needs to be in the al guy can hit but his defense is a liabiltiy

Hoosierdaddy92
3 years 9 months ago

he’s an absolute perfect fit for Detroit. hope they get him

sallen22
3 years 9 months ago

Mostly AL teams in on him.  So that list includes:

Angels, Mariners, Red Sox, Orioles and possibly the Tigers, though I don’t see it and the Twins.

Hard to say who he signs with, but given their need and money available, I’m thinking the Mariners land him.  

As an Angels fan I’d love it if Scioscia got over Jeff Mathis’ defense, but that won’t happen and they already have a possible offensive backstop in Hank Conger, though he hit poorly last season.

mmiller54
3 years 9 months ago

Gardy has the same infatuation with Butera’s defense. I feel your pain.