Willingham Market Hinges On Cuddyer

1:36pm: The Rockies are focused on Cuddyer, tweets Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Should they lose out on the long-time Twinkie, they'll turn that focus to Willingham.

1:24pm: MLB Network's Jon Heyman adds the Rockies to the list of teams still eyeing Willingham, but doesn't go as far as calling them a "finalist" as Camino did with the Indians and Twins (Twitter link). Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Willingham market hinges on Michael Cuddyer, because the Twins view Willingham as their top alternative. Rosenthal also mentions the Rockies as a player for Willingham.

SUNDAY, 11:57am: The Mariners are out of the running for Willingham, tweets Nick Camino of WTAM 1100. The outfielder's choice is down to the Indians and Twins, according to Camino.

SATURDAY, 10:32pm: The Mariners and Indians appear to be the front-runners for free agent outfielder Josh Willingham, reports Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio (on Twitter). MLB.com's Jordan Bastian says (on Twitter) that other teams remain in the mix though, including the Indians. Cleveland has not yet made an offer though. The Rockies, Twins, Rays were also in the mix at one point.

Willingham, 32, hit .246/.332/.477 with a career-high 29 home runs in 2011. The right-handed hitter tallied 829 1/3 innings in left field, and also has experience in right field in 2009. First base and designated hitter could be options as well. Willingham's agent Matt Sosnick guessed in October that his client would sign a three-year deal.


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DT Flush234
3 years 6 months ago

Also Cardinals may be in the mix.

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tacko
3 years 6 months ago

Brewers might need this guy to fill that hole in LF and potentially 1B.

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3 years 6 months ago

He’s so bad defensively that would be a terrible move, he only has value being a DH at this point.

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3 years 6 months ago

I’d love to have him fill in at left for us. Should give the M’s a solid power output.

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Ethanator99
3 years 6 months ago

Reds still in the lead for most disappointing team since the Halladay no-hitter. 

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wouldyalookatthat
3 years 6 months ago

I’ll second that

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0vercast
3 years 6 months ago

They’ve had it rough since then, but since the Halladay no-hitter, the Twins were swept by the Yankees on the road following a 94 win season, and then had a 99 loss season with the highest payroll in team history in ’11, a season in which their two biggest stars became huge question marks.

Sorry to say, but the Reds are a distance second.

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Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 6 months ago

Hope the M’s sign him, and then trade Trayvon Robinson to the Braves.

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Haewon Kim
3 years 6 months ago

along with catricala and/or Seager for a stud 3B.