Dan Kolb Rumors


Odds and Ends: Howard, Aardsma, Odalis

Here we go, another random collection of links.

  • The Red Sox inked a couple of former closers to minor league deals: Dan Kolb and Dan Miceli.  No need to run out and pick them up for your fantasy team.  I think Papelbon is secure.
  • Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says the Red Sox are hunting for a lefty bench bat.  Tony Clark emailed him to say he'd love a return to Boston, but Cafardo says he's not on the top of the list.  Clark hit .207/.265/.291 for the '02 Sox.
  • A few comments from Pat Gillick on the Ryan Howard situation.  He says the Phillies are "open to anything."  Gillick also claimed arbitration hearings really aren't all that contentious.  I guess that could be true, I've never been in the room for one.
  • The official acquisition of Octavio Dotel meant the White Sox DFA'd David Aardsma.  Aardsma, 26, has whiffed about a batter per inning over his last two seasons.  He has to have a little bit of trade value.
  • Impacto Deportivo says the Mets will meet with Odalis Perez.  Two left-handed O. Perez's might confuse opponents, giving the Mets an advantage.  Really though it's a good idea for Omar to stockpile some arms even if Odalis doesn't have much left.  One thing's for sure, he won't be earning $7.75MM again.  (Hat tip to MetsBlog).
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Pirates Sign Dan Kolb

UPDATE: And the Pirates won the Kolb derby.  It's a minor-league deal but he will make $1.25MM if he makes the 25 man roster out of spring training.

Did I just write that?  A couple of clubs are bidding for the services of 32 year-old reliever Dan Kolb.  Last year, Kolb rejoined the Brewers and continued his low-strikeout, high groundballing ways.  It resulted in a 4.84 ERA.  Kolb's agent is talking up his durability and second half (2.75 ERA in 19 innings).

The Rockies, perhaps intrigued by Kolb's home run prevention, have made an offer.  Dan O'Dowd is trying to play it cool.  The Pirates have an offer out as well, and Dejan Kovacevic says Kolb wants a Major League deal.  Kolb hopes to be the setup man in Pittsburgh.




Pirates Sign Dan Kolb

UPDATE: And the Pirates won the Kolb derby.  It's a minor-league deal but he will make $1.25MM if he makes the 25 man roster out of spring training.

Did I just write that?  A couple of clubs are bidding for the services of 32 year-old reliever Dan Kolb.  Last year, Kolb rejoined the Brewers and continued his low-strikeout, high groundballing ways.  It resulted in a 4.84 ERA.  Kolb's agent is talking up his durability and second half (2.75 ERA in 19 innings).

The Rockies, perhaps intrigued by Kolb's home run prevention, have made an offer.  Dan O'Dowd is trying to play it cool.  The Pirates have an offer out as well, and Dejan Kovacevic says Kolb wants a Major League deal.  Kolb hopes to be the setup man in Pittsburgh.










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