D’Backs Have Made Offer To Lyle Overbay

The Diamondbacks have an offer on the table to veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay, reports Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona (Twitter link).  It is thought to be a one-year contract and the Snakes expect a response from Overbay's representatives early in the Winter Meetings.

Overbay was thought to be on Arizona's radar when GM Kevin Towers suggested the team wanted a complement to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.  (Overbay is a left-handed hitter while Goldschmidt bats from the right side.)  Overbay, 34, joined the D'Backs in August after being designated for assignment by the Pirates in July.  He hit a combined .234/.310/.360 in 440 plate appearances with Arizona and Pittsburgh last season.

18 Responses to D’Backs Have Made Offer To Lyle Overbay Leave a Reply

  1. Jonathan Sisk 4 years ago

    paul goldschmidt

  2. not_brooks 4 years ago

    Paul Goldschmidt…

  3. Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

    NOOOO he was supposed to be a dodger… no this is good now ned won’t sign him to a 2 year 15 million contract

  4. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Cash 4 Gold.

  5. Paul Goldschmidt.

  6. Jacob Viets 4 years ago

    That’s a mistake unless Overbay wants $2,000,000 or less.

    • prolly not a huge market for overbay otherwise…i can’t imagine much downside to this.

      • Jacob Viets 4 years ago

        I’m just saying that his WAR (Wins Above Replacement) was at .2 with the D-Backs last year and had a WAR of -.7 with the Pirates so I don’t see him as valuable to a team.

        • azdsnd 4 years ago

          As a pinch-hit bat, you could do a lot worse than Overbay.  His stint was the Pirates was genuinely horrible, but he’s been reliable over larger samples at the plate, even if he’s never truly been an above-average regular at first.  And WAR is pretty misleading for pinch hitters.  Players across the big-leagues see their offensive production drop significantly over pinch-hitting opportunities.

  7. Bill Goldberg?

  8. Now just add Troy Glaus and you have the 2007 Toronto Blue Jays infield that was good enough to finish 3rd in the AL East (back in the day).

  9. bomberj11 4 years ago

    “D’Backs Have Made Offer To Lyle Overbay” 

    And Lyle Overbay is surprised.

    • Ian_Smell 4 years ago

      What do you know, the Dbacks offered Overbay a deal. Wonder if he’s going to accept it.”

      -Lyle Overbay

  10. goner 4 years ago

    Actually, I’m surprised that the D’backs waited so long to make an offer.  Aging first basemen with the range of a statue and diminishing bat speed don’t exactly grow on trees.

  11. Just goes to show you that if you play your cards right, are good in the clubhouse, respectful to your teammates and management, you can stick around baseball for a loooong time.

    Good for Lyle.

  12. Jose_Bautista 4 years ago


  13. eeee12 4 years ago

    DD* in the American League.

    Hey, someone has to get the Red Sox pitching staff home safely after the game.

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