Buehrle Narrows Field To Five Teams

Yesterday we learned that four teams — the Marlins, Nationals, Rangers, and Twins – have made offers to long-time White Sox southpaw Mark Buehrle. We'll run down all of the rumors surrounding the man with 11 straight seasons of 201+ innings here…

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  1. CrisE 4 years ago

    The fifth? Mystery Team!

    • 5th team is prob the yankees. they have been awfuly quiet when they are wanting SP.

    • Justin Lindsay 4 years ago

      Man, that mystery team. They seem to be in on pretty much everybody these days.

  2. Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

    Are the phillies the mystery team again?? Halladay, Lee, Hamels, Beurhle, and Worley???

  3. The White Sox are obviously the 5th team.

  4. firealyellon 4 years ago

    White Sox
    St Louis

    • cachhubguy 4 years ago

      If those are the 5 teams, you can narrow it to 4 He won’t pitch for the Twins..

      • $21002046 4 years ago

        Not for the $7 million a year the cheapskate Twins will offer….

      • $21002046 4 years ago

        Not for the $7 million a year the cheapskate Twins will offer….

      • Andy_B 4 years ago

        and the cards really aren’t in on Buehrle either.  I also don’t think the white sox are still in on him.

        I would guess Rangers, Nationals, Cubs, Marlins, and St Louis are the five teams that Buehrle has narrowed it to.  

  5. mystery team = cubbies

    • scott brecht 4 years ago

      too old for the cubs to go after IMO.  If they are going to go after somebody over 30 right now, that person needs to be cheap and on a 2 year deal.  Buehrle will get at least $25 mil over 3 years.  People are saying closer to $40 mil over 3 years.    

      • Joshua Edwards 4 years ago

        Yeah, I heard 3/45 mill is the ballpark. Sounds like a ballpark in DC or Texas to me, but the others will be close to those figures.

      • Justin Lindsay 4 years ago

        They are going after Pujols, and he is definitely over 30. How old exactly, nobody knows for sure probably not even Pujols himself.

  6. its the cardinals. 

  7. mondaymorninggm 4 years ago

    i think that 5th team is the cards. its his dream, and if albert leaves i think they sign buehrle and trade westbrook or lohse. they’ve always wanted buehrle and i think he;s waiting on the albert situation. please leave albert, take your giant ego and roll on down to florida!!

  8. Chioakcisco 4 years ago

    God I hope the fifth is the White Sox.

    • scott brecht 4 years ago

      No way.  They are rebuilding.  Thank Kenny for taking on all those bad contracts like Alex Rios for that.  

  9. Jonathan Nace 4 years ago

    Phillies are always the mystery team. 

    • always? lol they were a mystery team once. so how is that always? but they can sign him makes their team that much older lol. pretty soon instead of world series trophies their goin after, itl be walkers and wheel chairs lol.

  10. jwsox 4 years ago

    Thank you Mark Buehrle for your great career in a whitesox Uniform. You were a great guy, and an awesome pitcher who was fun to watch. It was truly an honor to watch you pitch(I was at the no hitter and missed out on going to the Perfect Game because my girl friend had to work and couldnt find anyone else to randomly go to a sox game with me) He had a great career with the sox and will for every be remembered and loved in this city. I would love to see him come back on a year year deal before he retires. But now is the time to go out and win again buddy. MY guess is the rangers. With the uncertainty that will be Neftali in the rotation He would be a great addition. Yes he would be their #5 more than likely but still Buehrle as a #5 is awesome for any team. Also it probably gives him the best chance to win a world series one more time at least. 

    • JimBaily 4 years ago

      How are you not embarrassed to write that?

    • cachhubguy 4 years ago

      Um, I doubt that MB reads MLBTRADERUMOR. And why couldn’t you go to the game(perfect) alone?

  11. OldStyle_NewCubs 4 years ago

    I bet Mystery Team’s jerseys are really cool. 

    • Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

      they gotta be better than Miami’s 

      • davbee 4 years ago

        The Bad News Bears “Chico’s Bail Bonds” jerseys are better than the Marlins.

  12. Antonio Nicarelli 4 years ago

    No way Buehrle goes to Philly or the gnats.  He is a middle america kinda guy.  The only team in the East being considered is the Marlins, due to Ozzie. 
    Marlins, Rangers, Cardinals, Cubs, and White Sox.

    • I dont think hes thinking about where hes gonna play, its more of a being set for the rest of his career kinda thing. and if the nats offer him a nice contract he will take it.

  13. wouldnt be surprised with the SP help they need, its the yankees as the mystery team and thats why cashman isnt making much noise right now. either the mystery team for him or wilson one of the two.

  14. NLucafs 4 years ago

    No way Buehrle signs with the White Sox. He may love the city, but I very highly doubt he wants to be a part of what is looking to be a lengthy rebuilding process for the organization.

  15. According to multiple sources on Twitter the 5th team is the Mets.

    • Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

      can you name the sources? is one of them a cousin of yours who is very good friends with a neighbor of one of the top brass guys??

    • Lets Go Mets

    • Joe Valenti 4 years ago

      the logical being in me says the mets shouldn’t sign him. the fan in me wants them to sign to slightly fill the void in my left by reyes

  16. Being a Twins fan, I would love to see him come here.  I have marveled at his stuff for years against the Twins.  He would find that Target Field would make him even better.  He should talk to Pavano.  Pavano is a #3 starter just about anywhere else, but Twins fans love him.  Buehrle would get the same superstar treatment in Minnesota from the fans.  But in the end Minnesota cannot offer him the money the others can.  You have to want to go/stay in Minnesota.

    • $21002046 4 years ago

      Pavano is currently a #4 starter- it’s just that the Twins don’t have a 1,2, or 3 starter on the roster.

  17. So he’s narrowed his list to…all the teams that were interested in the first place?

  18. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    If the Marlins end up with Buehrle instead of the Nationals I will not be very happy

    • Why would he want to play for a loser like the Nats.Enjoy 4th place pal

      • LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

        Nationals finished 3rd in the division last year, clown… Enjoy the basement, Mutts fan.

        • So you are telling me you will finish ahead of the Marlins.We will be battling for last place next season with your Nats.No Fielder,Pujols,Wilson or Buerhle for your garbage team.Nice Jayson Werth signing as well

          • LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

            No one knows where Fielder, Pujols, Wilson, or Buerhle will sign, fool.. Nationals have a good chance of getting either Wilson or Buerhle.. The Mets are a complete joke without Reyes, and no, you won’t be battling with the Nationals for last place, you’ll be dominated by every team in the division and be lucky to finish within 10 games of the 4th place team.

          • You said this nonsense last year. How did that turn out?

          • LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

            What nonsense did I say, that the Mets would finish behind the Nationals? Remind me, how did that turn out?

          • vtadave 4 years ago

            There’s really no sense arguing with Mets fans.

          • LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

            So true haha. Doesn’t get much more delusional then Mets fans.

          • I forgot your garbage team has never even been in a pennant race

          • sam_lammert 4 years ago

            so them winning the world series doesn’t count?

          • johnsilver 4 years ago

            I recall Teddy Williams managing a Senators team from Washington in a pennant race before… 1969 and they were in the race the same way the only way the current nationals team has a chance.. Offense cause the current nat’s team is woefully short on pitching, as was the ’69 senators.

            Not to mention they have no Frank Howard to pace the offense either….

          • Joe Valenti 4 years ago

            please do not group us together. jay obviously isn’t very bright

          • You said the Mets would finish far, far in last place.

          • He is a Nats fan so you must understand his nonsense.His team signs the likes of Werth to 19 million dollar a year contracts.I love the new draft changes because it will hurt the Nats big time

          • vtadave 4 years ago

            You know what will hurt the Mets big time next year?

            Their 25-man roster.

          • Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

            Now Im not one to talk about bad contracts, what with Soriano and Zambrano on board, but as a Mets fan do you really have any room to talk about bad contracts??

          • akohler73067 4 years ago

            Buerhle will go to the Cardinals

          • The_Moose 4 years ago

            No, he’s saying that the Mets are still the basement team of the NL East.

  19. RangersFan1990 4 years ago

    I don’t want Buehrle!

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      Well, if you have a wife/girlfriend, I’m sure they’ll be glad to hear that.

    • T_Rangers32 4 years ago

      Buehrle would be very good in Texas. CHW ballpark isn’t exactly a pitcher friendly place. And unlike CJ, Buehrle is consistent all year long and is very good in the playoffs. If I’m Texas, I sign Buehrle now and sign one of CJ, Oswalt or Jackson after that. A rotation of Buehrle, (CJ, Oswalt or Jackson), Lewis, Holland and Harrison would be sick. Then the only holes left would be signing Oliver or Gonzalez as our lefty reliever and finding a utility guy to play SS, however I think Matt Kata from our AAA team could fill that role quite well.

  20. Will McLaren 4 years ago

    I would think that the Angels have to be in on this… why not?

  21. akohler73067 4 years ago

    He gonna go to the CARDINALS. They just stated they are ready to trade LOHSE and WESTBROOK!

    • shysox 4 years ago

      Do you think Buehrle is going to go to the Cardinals?

  22. akohler73067 4 years ago

    I’ts gonna be the cardinals. They stated they are willing to trade LOHSE and Westbrook

  23. akohler73067 4 years ago

    He is gonna go to the CARDINALS. They just announced willingness to trade LOHSE and WEBSTBROOK!

  24. wherever he goes . . . they better have a six-man rotation set up if they want the Buerhle of 2011.

  25. Vote4DougWilson 4 years ago

    Still kind of hoping this 5th team is my Tigers, but it doesn’t seem likely at this point.

  26. MetsEventually 4 years ago


  27. Madman2TX 4 years ago

    Loved watching the Cards fans getting their hopes up.

  28. That would be nice to see.He is always hurt so that could happen.Nats fans are use to watching their team sign the likes of Werth,LaRouche and Marquis to big money and get crappy results.The 2012 last place Nats could def happen

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