AL Central Notes: Tigers, Sanchez, Soria, Bonderman

The latest out of the AL Central..

  • The price for Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez could be going up, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.  Sanchez asked one team for $90MM across six years and another for $100MM over seven years, according to Heyman.
  • Joakim Soria has received interest from the Red Sox, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The Royals declined their $8MM option for Soria on Halloween, but the right-hander has said that re-signing with Kansas City would be good for him and his family.
  • More from Morosi (via Twitter), who hears from sources that the Tigers have offered Jeremy Bonderman a contract.  Bonderman hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 but he says that his arm feels good following reconstructive surgery.
  • The Royals announced that they have signed first baseman Ian Gac and outfielder Luis Durango to minor league contracts.  Durango spent last season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate, hitting .289/.352/.335 in 565 plate appearances.


24 Responses to AL Central Notes: Tigers, Sanchez, Soria, Bonderman Leave a Reply

  1. Pawsdeep 3 years ago

    Ugh…..bonderman? Really? Better be a minor league deal and better not hope he rounds out the rotaion…I’d rather have brad penny and that really hurts to type.

    • start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

      Calm down, the only offer he’ll get is a minor league deal with a ST invite.

      • Pawsdeep 3 years ago

        I am sure you are correct, and he may be a low risk, high reward signing. But I’ve seen enough of the guy to be scared stiff over the idea of him as a fifth starter.

        If he does take the offer, I hope he proves me wrong.

        • caseyo4 3 years ago

          Bonderman had some very good years, I don’t know why you fret about him so. If he is healthy and in 2006 form, I’d love to have him as a 5th starter…

          • alphabet_soup5 3 years ago

            Some top pitchers of 2006: Johan Santana, Brandon Webb, Bonderman, and John Lackey. Look at how they’re all doing…

    • Ausome7 3 years ago

      I think he’s just an in case we don’t get Sanchez back or someone in a trade. ST will be just like last year if we do maintain a solid sp where a few guys are battling it out for the fifth spot.

      • no not really our middle of the line up is gunna be more dangerous with victor back i think andd there will be probably a trade during the season if castellanos starts playing good again and showing hes major leage ready because we have alot of outfielders because we may also get another one because drowbowinski said hee wants to get another outfielder

    • alan104 3 years ago

      Real dud, eh?

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Next thing you know? Nate Robertson will be proclaiming some miracle fix and announcing that he is returning to the game.

      • EightMileCats 3 years ago

        There is no miracle fix for being bad tho…

        • johnsilver 3 years ago

          HAHA, I know!

          Poor Nate.. Somehow he managed to hang around with the Fish in 2010 for like 3-4months and he was HORRID.. It was like.. YOU can’t find ANYONE on the waiver wire better than this??

  2. Is there anyone who is NOT reporting interest from the Red Sox?

    • gson 3 years ago

      Everyone not named Cabrera, Choo, Perez and Masterson on the Indians

  3. Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

    Sanchez asked one team for $90MM across six years and another for $100MM over seven years, according to Heyman. Heyman left out one other thing, unless it’s assumed here. Both teams told him “NO!” In fact, the word on the street has it, one team brought in Daniel Bryan to tell Sanchez “NO!”

    Boy you pitch a few decent games in a row and now you’re worth 14 to 15 million.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Well to be fair, he’s had three solid seasons in a row, so 6/90 isn’t all that crazy in my book. I would guess he gets more like 6/80, but could be higher.

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      he should absolutely ask for 6/90 or 7/100 until greinke signs. we have no idea right now where the market for the top-flight SPs will establish itself.

      If Greinke gets 140MM (a possibility), Anibal could very easily pull 90MM+ from a suitor.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Wouldn’t doubt him even getting 6/90m from some team. His numbers the last 3 years are close to the same as greinke and GM’s, unlike many fans and writers actually pay attention to players from all teams.

  4. LongGone6 3 years ago

    anything above 5 years/70M is too much for Tigers to re-sign.

    • EightMileCats 3 years ago

      They might not even go that high
      Maybe 5/60

  5. alan104 3 years ago

    Just in; the Red Sox are showing interest on all free agents and are said to be in on all potential trades

  6. Otis26 3 years ago

    Ian Gac? Wonder if the Royals are shopping Butler as part of a deal for a SP.

    • Nathan Miller⚾™ 3 years ago

      That would be irrelevant, we have enough 1B depth.

  7. sergio 3 years ago

    didnt Soria just said, he would go to set up for Mo Rivera?

    • EightMileCats 3 years ago

      He’s just trying to create a larger market for himself. More bidders means more money/years

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