Potential Fits For Mike Gonzalez

33-year-old southpaw Mike Gonzalez may be the best available reliever, and he's got the Boras Corporation on his side.  However, with pitchers and catchers due to report in a week, financial resources and roster spots are limited for most teams.  Here are some potential fits for Gonzalez, who posted a 4.39 ERA, 8.6 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 1.18 HR/9, and 40.9% groundball rate for the Orioles and Rangers in 2011.

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  1. daveineg 3 years ago

    He’d make sense for the Brewers.  Parra isn’t effective vs. lefties or righties for that matter and shouldn’t have been offered arby to begin with.  Still I’d cut him and sign Gonzalez.

  2. FillyPhan 3 years ago

    Haha yesterday they said his best fit would be the Phillies, today they arent even on the list.

    • Well, Boras is his agent.
      So, maybe Scott called the Phillies and told them you can’t have him!

    •  In terms of a general setup man, not a bad idea.  They seem decent on lefties though.

  3. themightygin 3 years ago

    Theo/Jed should jump on this.  Marcos Mateo is very expendable.  To trade Marshall for 3 long term assets and then pick up a solid replacement for less dollars would be ridiculous.  He could also be flipped at the deadline for another decent prospect.

    • Jeff 3 years ago

      We have some younger cheaper options such as Jeff Beliveau already in the system that could fill this spot given the chance.  He’s been putting up great numbers the last couple years.  Based on watching him a good part of last season at Tennessee and then the numbers he put up in the Pan Am Games, I think this guy is legit.

      • themightygin 3 years ago

        true, but 2012 is an experimental year.  Why start the service time clock?

      • themightygin 3 years ago

        true, but 2012 is an experimental year.  Why start the service time clock?

  4. Brandon Smith 3 years ago

    I’d like to see the Rangers sign him.  Hopefully they can trade Uehara to free up payroll and get him signed.

    • MadmanTX 3 years ago

       I agree. Uehara was a bust for the Rangers and I’d prefer Gonzalez in the bullpen this season.

  5. Any link to #Padres or just speculation?

  6. Guest 3 years ago

    Anyone signing this guy based on his short sample size success with Texas last year is a ****. Gonzalez is unreliable. At any moment he is a candidate to load the bases with walks. 

    Guarantee whoever signs this guy will soon regret it — and when he stlnks which he will — as a fan your blood will boil everytime he takes the mound — not only because of his stlnkage but having to watch that awful dance delivery he does while doing it.

  7. $3513744 3 years ago

    Exactly what do the A’s need to close?

  8. Balfour, Fuentes, Devine, and DeLoSantos can all close games.  Gonzalez might be useful but not as a closer.

  9. $3513744 3 years ago

    I can’t see a reason why there’s a need for a closer for both of those games.

  10. Bleed_Orange 3 years ago

    Ugh I remember that!  I usually simed through the 9th just so I didnt have to wait for him to throw.

  11. $3513744 3 years ago

    Just being realistic.  It’s another rebuild year, so why waste on this guy?  I see nothing in Gonzalez to be excited about.  I hope Cespedes pans out though.  It’ll be nice to have at least one bright spot in this lineup.  

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