According to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, the Diamondbacks’ extension talks with ace Brandon Webb are on hold for now. That’s pretty much all that is known. It’s unclear how far the talks got or who killed them.
Webb, 29, has never posted an ERA higher than 3.59 in any season. He is simply a beast. The D’Backs and Webb have plenty of time to work out an extension, since he’s essentially signed cheaply through 2010. Random thought – I wonder if Webb will be affected at all if Orlando Hudson leaves as a free agent after this season.