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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78 Comments on "Buehrle Narrows Field To Five Teams"


CrisE
3 years 7 months ago

The fifth? Mystery Team!

3 years 7 months ago

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

yanksfan4eva8
3 years 7 months ago

you guys ever think that team is the white sox

shysox
3 years 7 months ago

It’s isn’t.

Justin Lindsay
3 years 7 months ago

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

Mikey Roederer
3 years 7 months ago

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

KPow_32
3 years 7 months ago

Nationals NL east champs of the near future.

3 years 7 months ago

The White Sox are obviously the 5th team.

JimBaily
3 years 7 months ago

The White Sox are out of it.

firealyellon
3 years 7 months ago

White Sox
St Louis
Nationals
Rangers
Twins

cachhubguy
3 years 7 months ago

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

$21002046
3 years 7 months ago

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

$21002046
3 years 7 months ago

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

Andy_B
3 years 7 months 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.  

3 years 7 months ago

mystery team = cubbies

scott brecht
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

its the cardinals. 

mondaymorninggm
3 years 7 months 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!!

Chioakcisco
3 years 7 months ago

God I hope the fifth is the White Sox.

scott brecht
3 years 7 months ago

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

Jonathan Nace
3 years 7 months ago

Phillies are always the mystery team. 

3 years 7 months ago

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.

jwsox
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

How are you not embarrassed to write that?

cachhubguy
3 years 7 months ago

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

OldStyle_NewCubs
3 years 7 months ago

I bet Mystery Team’s jerseys are really cool. 

Mikey Roederer
3 years 7 months ago

they gotta be better than Miami’s 

davbee
3 years 7 months ago

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

Antonio Nicarelli
3 years 7 months 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.

3 years 7 months ago

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.

3 years 7 months ago

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.

NLucafs
3 years 7 months 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.

3 years 7 months ago

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

Mikey Roederer
3 years 7 months 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??

Joe Valenti
3 years 7 months ago

insert foot in mouth

Mikey Roederer
3 years 7 months ago

“Alderson said it flat out isn’t going to happen”

3 years 7 months ago

Lets Go Mets

Joe Valenti
3 years 7 months 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

3 years 7 months ago

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
3 years 7 months 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.

3 years 7 months ago

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

brian310
3 years 7 months ago

14 teams were interested…

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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
3 years 7 months 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.

3 years 7 months ago

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

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

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

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

There’s really no sense arguing with Mets fans.

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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

sam_lammert
3 years 7 months ago

so them winning the world series doesn’t count?

johnsilver
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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
3 years 7 months ago

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

Their 25-man roster.

Mikey Roederer
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

Buerhle will go to the Cardinals

The_Moose
3 years 7 months ago

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

RangersFan1990
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t want Buehrle!

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

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

Rangersfan32
3 years 7 months 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.

Will McLaren
3 years 7 months ago

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

akohler73067
3 years 7 months ago

Cardinals is the 5th team