Three Teams Made Three-Year Offers To Buehrle

Three teams have made three-year offers to Mark Buehrle in the monetary range that he is seeking, a source tells Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter).  None of the teams have put forward the no-trade clause that the veteran is seeking, but two of clubs, both from the National League, are close to including that in their offers, Cowley reports (Twitter links). 

The White Sox are not one of the three teams, but Buehrle will talk to Ken Williams & Co. before he puts his name on the dotted line, Cowley tweets.

A deal could happen quickly, unless more clubs ramp up their pursuit at the Winter Meetings, Cowley tweets.  Cowley (via Twitter) notes that he was told that there is one club lurking that could come in and swoop Buehrle up, though it could just be a bluff.  On Thursday we heard that Buehrle is drawing interest from 14 teams.


74 Responses to Three Teams Made Three-Year Offers To Buehrle Leave a Reply

  1. Josh Gedert 4 years ago

    Tigers, Marlins and… someone else.

    • Garret Craig 4 years ago

      Don’t see the Tigers offering three years. If they did, they can’t give him a no trade clause unless they’re working on a deal to send Scherzer, Porcello, or Turner away for, say, a lead-off hitter. I guess it’s possible.

      • Richard Ellard 4 years ago

        Dude if they signed Buerhle they would only be trading Turner or Porcello not Scherzer!

        • Garret Craig 4 years ago

          Sure, maybe. Easier to trade Turner, but more economical to trade one of the other two. Don’t see it happening anyways.

          • jumpsuitjohnny 4 years ago

            I could see them picking up Buerhle and then flipping Turner for a 2nd or 3rd base need like Headley. I would still be hesitant with it though. I’m not as big on Buerhle as other Tiger fans seem to be. Ideally I would like to see one year from a decent veteren that would compete with the youth coming up for that final spot. 

          • Garret Craig 4 years ago

            As much as I like Headley, I’d want more than just him for Turner. I agree, I would rather see them give a one-year deal to a cheap, veteran lefty who can eventually move to the bullpen.

          • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

            Turner isn’t going anywhere.

        • Garret Craig 4 years ago

          I read your comment wrong at first. Yeah, more likely Turner or Porcello. If it’s Porcello, they just have to fill another hole in the rotation, though. Unless Turner is ready to start the year.

        • Garret Craig 4 years ago

          I read your comment wrong at first. Yeah, more likely Turner or Porcello. If it’s Porcello, they just have to fill another hole in the rotation, though. Unless Turner is ready to start the year.

    • Marlins,Nats, and please Yankees 

    • Matt 4 years ago

      Dbacks

    • Matt 4 years ago

      Dbacks

    • Matt 4 years ago

      Dbacks

    • Matt 4 years ago

      Dbacks

    • Matt 4 years ago

      Dbacks

    • hallwagner 4 years ago

      bet it was the nationals

  2. qbass187 4 years ago

    The RED SOX are hopefully one!

  3. KJ4realz 4 years ago

    Wonder if the Bell signing has Buehrle convinced the Marlins are for real? 😉

  4. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Gotta get that no trade clause!!!

  5. I_Am_Roy_Halladay 4 years ago

    Marlins, Nationals, and White Sox are my guess

    • MNTwins12 4 years ago

      The article says the White Sox are not one of the three teams. I hope it’s the Twins!

      • I’d like to see this. 

        • $21002046 4 years ago

          Yeah the Twins seem to be into signing guys on the downside of their careers this offseason, when they should be rebuilding. I keep expecting to hear that Terry Ryan has signed Jesse Orsoco to a 2 year deal…. It’s gonna be the mid-to-late 90s all over again at Target Field for several years.

          • MNTwins12 4 years ago

            Yeah it makes total sense to rebuild, especially considering Mauer and Morneaus contracts. Not to mention we have a brand new stadium which needs to see a winning team if it wants to sell tickets to help pay it off. Get real, this is not the time for the Twins to rebuild! If the Twins can actually stay healthy and add a few solid players than the sky is the limit, well the playoffs anyway.

          • $21002046 4 years ago

            If you think Buerhle (marginally a .500 pitcher with this Twins squad) would make the Twins a contender you are high. This is a 99 loss team, minus 2 of it’s 3 end of the game relievers, and likely 1 or 2 of it’s top 3 hitters from 2011. This team will struggle to reach .500 at least until egg shell head Morneau is off the books.
            I have followed the team for 45 years, and I would bet my house that unless the Twins go out and get a real ace, not another pitch to contact innings eater, two proven bullpen arms, and a Pujols- type power hitter, they won’t sniff the postseason in 2012 or 2013 even if Baby Jesus decides to show up 2/3 of the time.

          • PaulieM 4 years ago

            Yep, Buehrle=Twins savior. 12 plus wins per year over the past 6 years- his peak years. Surely he will be worlds better ages 33-35, especially with the Twins stingy defense and powerhouse lineup. His 205 innings will give them another Pavano however. Buerhle and Pavano as your 1-2 matches up with any top of the rotation in……the 2nd division.

        • $21002046 4 years ago

          Yeah the Twins seem to be into signing guys on the downside of their careers this offseason, when they should be rebuilding. I keep expecting to hear that Terry Ryan has signed Jesse Orsoco to a 2 year deal…. It’s gonna be the mid-to-late 90s all over again at Target Field for several years.

      • I’d like to see this. 

  6. I_Am_Roy_Halladay 4 years ago

    delete

  7. Andrew Ochs 4 years ago

    Nats, Marlins, and the AL team is a wild guess

  8. miamiroc 4 years ago

    I’d have to think its gonna really come down to Detroit or Miami. If Miami gives him his no trade clause he signs with the Marlins…if not, Dombrowski’s done it again.

  9. I hope it’s the Yankees!!

  10. LifeLongYankeeFan 4 years ago

    I would rather sign buehrle over wilson. Its nice to have a strikeout pitcher but we already have those buehrle gives u 30 plus starts a year is a groundball pitcher has good command gives u an era usually between 3.5 and 4 and is a gold glover

    • KJ4realz 4 years ago

      The only reason I’d sign Buehrle over Wilson is because of the money and years. 

    • KJ4realz 4 years ago

      The only reason I’d sign Buehrle over Wilson is because of the money and years. 

  11. LifeLongYankeeFan 4 years ago

    I would rather sign buehrle over wilson. Its nice to have a strikeout pitcher but we already have those buehrle gives u 30 plus starts a year is a groundball pitcher has good command gives u an era usually between 3.5 and 4 and is a gold glover

  12. Stuart 4 years ago

    Marlins Nats Rangers

  13. Stuart 4 years ago

    Marlins Nats Rangers

  14. Tyler Jedrzejak 4 years ago

    Could the Braves not sign Buehrle and then with that signing trade jair and some of the pitching depth to aquire a good shortstop or big bat somewhere? just a thought 

    • no. it’s been rehashed over and over, not getting a shortstop. just wait for andrelton like the rest of us..

  15. Tyler Jedrzejak 4 years ago

    Could the Braves not sign Buehrle and then with that signing trade jair and some of the pitching depth to aquire a good shortstop or big bat somewhere? just a thought 

  16. rockfordone 4 years ago

    It is all a moot point – he’ll be a White Sox for life. Jerry R will take care of that.
    Losser will be in on Danks.

  17. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    I say Cubs as a dark horse. 
    Marlins are the only team to defiantly that made a offer. 
    Al team, i could see it being one of the : Angles, O’s, Yankees, Red soxs,or Rangers

  18. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    I say Cubs as a dark horse. 
    Marlins are the only team to defiantly that made a offer. 
    Al team, i could see it being one of the : Angles, O’s, Yankees, Red soxs,or Rangers

  19. kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

    As much as I like Buehrle, from a Nationals fan’s perspective, I hope they don’t give him a no-trade clause. It would be nice to have some leeway to move a pretty big chunk of salary in case he becomes expendable in a year or two. That being said, if that’s necessary to outbid someone else and the deal is only for three years, I guess you have to include it.

  20. kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

    As much as I like Buehrle, from a Nationals fan’s perspective, I hope they don’t give him a no-trade clause. It would be nice to have some leeway to move a pretty big chunk of salary in case he becomes expendable in a year or two. That being said, if that’s necessary to outbid someone else and the deal is only for three years, I guess you have to include it.

  21. Joshua Edwards 4 years ago

    Nats and Cubs made an offer. White Sox are lurking…

  22. Joshua Edwards 4 years ago

    Nats and Cubs made an offer. White Sox are lurking…

  23. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Tigers, Marlins, and Nationals. Yankees are lurking. 

  24. Karkat 4 years ago

    Come on, Red Sox. Swoop in here and give him like 1 million more annually and a no trade clause. Signing just Buehrle would make this a successful offseason in my mind…

  25. Jays-4-Lyfe 4 years ago

    Would anyone say Jays might be in the running?

  26. that’s what i was thinking (the jays)… $68M on their cap last year, and they’ve said they’ll spend an average of $125 during 2012 and 2013

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      jays have a bounty of young arms, no point in going after someone other then a legit top of the rotation arm,

  27. slider32 4 years ago

    Jays are too cheap for these guys. I  have Wilson signing with the Nats, and Beurhle with the Marlins.

  28. mboss 4 years ago

    Funny thing is we haven’t heard a peep from Buehrle in the offseason, just his agent saying he’ll go anywhere to increase his leverage. Buehrle has said over the last 3 years that he really wants to stay close to home (near St. Louis) or flat out retire. I don’t see him in St. Louis with Wainwright coming back, so if the $$ are somewhat close I think he may go back to the Sox or Tigers. He just doesn’t seem to want to pitch in a Boston or NY simply because of the location.

    • slider32 4 years ago

      If I’m Buehrle I don’t to get my head beaten in, in the AL East. I would do just what Lee did and go to the NL East, good pitching, poor hitting. Plus I get to go to the warm weather in a new retractable dome stadium.

  29. disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

    It’s possible the Phillies are a surprise player in this derby.

  30. I_Am_Roy_Halladay 4 years ago

    ..they said 2 were form the NL

  31. slider32 4 years ago

    The article said, two national league teams, so I don’t think the Yanks are involved.

  32. Josh Gedert 4 years ago

    This was before they added the new information.

  33. Josh Gedert 4 years ago

    This was before they added the new information.

  34. jlowrance 4 years ago

    No. Three teams with 3 year offers. Still only three offers.

  35. jlowrance 4 years ago

    No. Three teams with 3 year offers. Still only three offers.

  36. I_Am_Roy_Halladay 4 years ago

    Gotcha, didn’t realize they updated it

  37. miamiroc 4 years ago

    Buehrle’s agent said the other day the only thing preventing a deal with Miami was that he wanted a no-trade clause and that the Marlins have a policy forbidding giving them out.

  38. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    well they’ve traded every player they’ve ever had, can’t break tradition

  39. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

     roy halladay doesn’t make mistakes

  40. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

     roy halladay doesn’t make mistakes

  41. grownice 4 years ago

     I miss that damn cutter!

  42. grownice 4 years ago

     I miss that damn cutter!

  43. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

    i think you mean gnats 

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