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.


Leave a Reply

24 Comments on "AL Central Notes: Tigers, Sanchez, Soria, Bonderman"


Pawsdeep
2 years 8 months 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
start_wearing_purple
2 years 8 months ago

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

Pawsdeep
2 years 8 months 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
2 years 8 months 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
2 years 8 months ago

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

Ausome7
2 years 8 months 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.

2 years 8 months ago

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
2 years 8 months ago

Real dud, eh?

johnsilver
2 years 8 months ago

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

EightMileCats
2 years 8 months ago

There is no miracle fix for being bad tho…

johnsilver
2 years 8 months 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 years 8 months ago

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

gson
2 years 8 months ago

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

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
2 years 8 months 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
2 years 8 months 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
2 years 8 months 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
2 years 8 months 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.

LongGone6
2 years 8 months ago

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

EightMileCats
2 years 8 months ago

They might not even go that high
Maybe 5/60

alan104
2 years 8 months ago

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

Otis26
2 years 8 months ago

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

Nathan Miller⚾™
2 years 8 months ago

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

sergio
2 years 8 months ago

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

EightMileCats
2 years 8 months ago

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