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.


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74 Comments on "Three Teams Made Three-Year Offers To Buehrle"


Josh Gedert
3 years 8 months ago

Tigers, Marlins and… someone else.

Garret Craig
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

Garret Craig
3 years 8 months ago

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

jumpsuitjohnny
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

Turner isn’t going anywhere.

Garret Craig
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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.

3 years 8 months ago

Marlins,Nats, and please Yankees 

mmiller54
3 years 8 months ago

Dbacks

mmiller54
3 years 8 months ago

Dbacks

mmiller54
3 years 8 months ago

Dbacks

mmiller54
3 years 8 months ago

Dbacks

mmiller54
3 years 8 months ago

Dbacks

Rangers4Life
3 years 8 months ago

I’m sorry could you repeat that?

hallwagner
3 years 8 months ago

bet it was the nationals

qbass187
3 years 8 months ago

The RED SOX are hopefully one!

KJ4realz
3 years 8 months ago

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

EdinsonPickle
3 years 8 months ago

Gotta get that no trade clause!!!

I_Am_Roy_Halladay
3 years 8 months ago

Marlins, Nationals, and White Sox are my guess

MNTwins12
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

I’d like to see this. 

$21002046
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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.

3 years 8 months ago

I’d like to see this. 

I_Am_Roy_Halladay
3 years 8 months ago

delete

Andrew Ochs
3 years 8 months ago

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

miamiroc
3 years 8 months 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.

3 years 8 months ago

I hope it’s the Yankees!!

LifeLongYankeeFan
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

KJ4realz
3 years 8 months ago

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

LifeLongYankeeFan
3 years 8 months 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

omavricko
3 years 8 months ago

Marlins Nats Rangers

omavricko
3 years 8 months ago

Marlins Nats Rangers

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 8 months 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 

3 years 8 months ago

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

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 8 months 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 

rockfordone
3 years 8 months 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.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months 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

Eric Foster
3 years 8 months ago

Agreed.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months 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

kräftig. entschieden
3 years 8 months 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.

kräftig. entschieden
3 years 8 months 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.