D’Backs Closing In On Deal With Lyle Overbay

10:24pm: No deal is done yet, but the two sides are thought to be discussing a contract worth about $1MM, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

9:20pm: The Diamondbacks didn't get a definitive yes or no from Lyle Overbay on their latest contract offer, but the two sides appear to be working toward completing a deal, reports MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. Overbay and the D'Backs are discussing a one-year contract, and GM Kevin Towers is optimistic about their progress.

"I would say it's progressing well, but it's not done," Towers said. "Everything looks good, although it's not a done deal. I'm cautiously optimistic. We still have some things that we have to work through that we're still working through, but nothing's really changed. My gut is he'll still end up coming here."


17 Responses to D’Backs Closing In On Deal With Lyle Overbay Leave a Reply

  1. baseball52 4 years ago

    Lol

  2. jwsox 4 years ago

    why they should trade for konerko…apparently kenny williams is trading away good players for high A ballers now..

  3. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    “Cautiously optimistic” As if he’s courting a high-profile player or even one coveted by multiple teams LOL what a joke

  4. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    “Cautiously optimistic” As if he’s courting a high-profile player or even one coveted by multiple teams LOL what a joke

  5. Damn everyone hold onto your hats. After the dust settles on an Overbay signing, then we just might see what the first baseman market looks like.

    How in the hell do the Diamondbacks not have any decent minor leaguer they could throw on first base instead of wasting money on this scrub.

  6. qudjy1 4 years ago

    They are just looking for a veteran lefthanded 1B to spell Goldschmidt from time to time..   This shouldnt be a big deal.

  7. qudjy1 4 years ago

    They are just looking for a veteran lefthanded 1B to spell Goldschmidt from time to time..   This shouldnt be a big deal.

  8. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    hes just going to be the back up and a ph no big as long as its a cheap deal and 1 year who cares.

  9. Fstuffup 4 years ago

    Ex-Jays = hot commodity

  10. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Guys… There is no “overpay” joke yet. What is going on? (Other than the fact that we don’t know how much he’s getting paid)

  11. bigpat 4 years ago

    D’Backs fans won’t be able to sleep until this deal gets done. Hopefully it’s very soon!!!

  12. joe smith 4 years ago

    Could do worse for $1M…maybe.

  13. vtadave 4 years ago

    …and an MLB pension.

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