Mark Buehrle Rumors: Monday

The latest on free agent left-hander Mark Buehrle

  • An NL executive speculated to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) that the first team to offer Buehrle four years might get him. Meanwhile, Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio tweets that another one of the 14 teams interested in the lefty just extended a first offer.
  • The Twins, Nationals, Marlins, and Rangers are in on Buehrle, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, but the Twins' offer is not as strong as the others.  The other teams are believed to be in the three-year, $36-39MM range.  Yesterday, we learned that Buehrle is the Nationals' top target and the Marlins have made him a strong offer.  The inclusion of a no-trade clause will be a factor.

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  1. when kenny williams is out of the picture on players (especially his own guys) he comes in and pulls off the unthinkable move out of no where. so i would not be surprised to see buehrle back in a white sox uniform for 3 years and 34 million dollars.

    • kahnives 4 years ago

      I hope. With all the talk of moving Danks and/or Floyd, they are really going to cut that Rotation short. Buehrle is a fan favorite. I was at the game where they announced his extension in 06. The crowd was louder than any home run. Seeing him anywhere else (ESPECIALLY Cubs, Twins or Tigers) would kill.

    • Antonio Nicarelli 4 years ago

      I agree, James, except maybe a little more $$.  There is no reason for Buehrle to take a cut in pay from $14M/yr when he doesn’t figure to decline much in the next 3 years.  I think we will trade Danks, and sign MB to about 3 years for $40M, and give him the no trade clause (maybe a limited one).

  2. cachhubguy 4 years ago

    It sounds like the suitors and money is dropping. At this rate he might end up back with Chicago.

  3. If he joins the Twins I’m burning my Buehrle jersey

  4. Come to the Twins Buehrle!!! Come play in the pitcher’s park Target Field.

    • That would be good move for the Twins. If he does, I’ll have to learn how to spell his name right.

      • Bryz 4 years ago

        It’s like Bueller, except scramble the 2nd half and substitute an ‘l’ with an ‘h’. Does that help?

        • If this is any indication, I typed his name correctly after I read that. We’ll see how well it works when I need to use his name more often.

          • Antonio Nicarelli 4 years ago

            I just remember that the “r” is the very last thing before the “le.”  Then the u and h and e come almost instinctively.

    • $3768902 4 years ago

      It would be pretty cool.  But I don’t see any reason why he would want to…
      1.) take an inferior offer…
      2.)to play on a team that he has hated…
      3.)which is coming off of a 99 loss season.

      Why would he do that?

      • shysox 4 years ago

        I’m sure the Twins will make a formidable offer and I’m sure Buehrle doesn’t hate them.

        • They made an offer, but it wasn’t “up there” with other offers. We’ll see, Joe said he’d help lure free agents to MN. 

  5. A four year contract would get Mark Buehrle? I didn’t think he wanted to play much longer? I am sure he will get a good contract, but where he lands is anyone’s guess.

  6. If the White Sox lose him, they can only blame themselves

    No way in hell do I see Buehrle signing with Minnesota. Unless he recieves a Jason Werth type contract.

    Otherwise, that’s a downgrade

  7. tsizzle 4 years ago

    If it’s true that the offers are about 3 years and 36 million…he’s coming back to the White Sox. Earlier rumors had more per year prediction. The White Sox can match that offer + maybe even add a year, and he has no trade protection by default because he’s a 10-and-5 guy. The one year they would have trouble coming up with the money is 2012, but after Danks, Floyd, and Quentin are dealt (yes, I think all three will be traded), there’s no issue. Next year, Peavy and Pierzynski ($23 mil combined) both come off the books.

    • Antonio Nicarelli 4 years ago

      agreed, except I don’t see both Danks and Floyd being traded.  My guess is that however it plays, 2 of the 3 of Buehrle, Danks, and Floyd will be in WSox uniforms in April.  Now, August is a different question…

  8. NatsTown 4 years ago

    How much you wanna bet, the main reason he wont come to the Nats is Ian Desmond

    • $4555515 4 years ago

      how much would you like to bet the main reason he would come to the nats is ryan zimmerman? honestly if desmond is the main reason he wouldnt come to the nats he can go somewhere else

  9. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    How do you pull out 5/70 million from 3/36-39 million

    Maybe you should rethink the last part of the statement.

  10. $4555515 4 years ago

    How do you get 5/70 million from 3/36-39 million? lol is that how high you are? or are you just confusing the nats with the marlins?

  11. shysox 4 years ago

    You can’t. Find a PC/Mac.

  12. $4555515 4 years ago

    ^^^im sorry are you talking about the marlins? 4 year 60 million makes to much sense for a team that bids against themselves? i’d say for the marlins 5 years 90-95 million with a possible option/team buyout for a sixth year

  13. miamiroc 4 years ago

    How did the marlins bid against themselves? If you’re talking about reyes, he got paid right around what everyone that he would get before free agency started.

  14. $4555515 4 years ago

    from reports ive read no team other teams offer was even close to what the marlins ended up signing him for? and to honest how does saying “he got paid what everyone thought he would” prove the marlins werent bidding against themselves? EDIT: my defintion of bidding against yourself is when a team, in this case the marlins increases there offer even though there initial offer is still the best on the table

  15. miamiroc 4 years ago

    Saying someone bid against themselves implies they overpaid. The number of teams, two, is actually a perfect time to sign. Did you want them to wait until the meetings so potential suitors like the Brewers and the Nats could bid against them and up the price anyway?

  16. pointingouttheobvious7 4 years ago

    When you buy a product for more than what it’s worth, even when you are the one jacking the price up, it’s overpaying. You are contradicting yourself saying otherwise. It’s common sense.

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