"Six or eight" teams have had preliminary discussions with Carl Pavano's representatives according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post. He adds that the Nationals are one such team and have gauged the right-hander's interest during this week's GM Meetings.
Washington has already expressed interest in Jorge de la Rosa and Cliff Lee, potentially Brandon Webb as well, so they're clearly willing to spend money to upgrade their rotation. Pavano is generally considered to be the best free agent starter on the market after Lee, having thrown 420 1/3 innings to the tune of a 4.39 ERA over the last two seasons. The Rockies and Twins figure to be among the suitors. Ben Nicholson-Smith looked at Pavano's free agent stock back in September.
Definitely not Seven though
If the Marlins can afford him, I think he’d be a fine fit there.
Oh yea, the Marlins who said they have 3-4 million left to spend this entire winter earlier today. Perfect sense.
They need to free up some payroll first… perhaps shipping Hanley off for a middle reliever and a super utility type.
I just wish one of them would sign already. But they are probably all waiting for Lee to make his move so they up the price on their services once a team has locked him up. “Six or Eight”? A list of these “teams” perhaps?
Just keep him out of the AL Central, that’s all I ask…I am so sick of hearing him called a Tiger Killer its ridiculous. Also I hope his contract has a clause that he cant have that ridiculous mustache.
Fear the Pavstache!
His mustache has been vital to his resurgence. Like a cat’s tail, it provides him critical balance during his delivery, and has therefore drastically improved his mechanics. If he shaves the stache, he starts getting his shoulders out in front of his hips too quickly again. The stache slows his upper body and his shoulders stay back.
I haven’t read anything in a long time that made me laugh so hard.
I wish I could like that comment more then once. well done
why do you think he pitched so poorly on the yankees? they make their players shave. A similar occurrence was acknowledged when Randy Johnson and AJ Burnett joined the Yankees.
I’m guessing one of the six or eight teams is not the Yankees.
I read these comments to just see if someone had the same thoughts i did
I was thinking that when I first saw the article and if they do sign him I won’t be a Yankee fan anymore lol. Also I live in Torrington, CT a small town and one of the kids that I work with is Pavanos cousin and hes a Yankee fan. I feel bad for him but in reality thats pretty cool.
Ha, that must be mixed emotions for that guy.
do cool staches run in the family?
No cool staches are only Pavanos thing and while he may mixed emotions about Pavano I sure as he double hockey sticks don’t.
Not after what happened with Nick Johnson last year. Cashman wants to keep his job.
I’d love to have him back, but not for something expensive. I’m pretty sure quite a few teams could easily outbid us for him. I’d have no problem taking picks, but I’d like him back. Any more than 2/15ish is too much though.
Wouldn’t mind seeing the Nationals pick up Pavano, De la Rosa, and Vasquez
When he was with the Yankees it was six to eight teams of doctors speaking to Pavano. Daily.
I don’t care who signs him as long as it isn’t the Twins