Pitcher Gavin Floyd is close to signing a one-year deal with an unknown team, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun tweets. Encina indicates that that team is not the Orioles, who were known to be interested in Floyd.
Floyd missed most of the 2013 season after having Tommy John surgery in May. In 168 innings with the White Sox in 2012, he posted a 4.29 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9.
This screams Alex Anthopolous. Jays have always liked Gavin Floyd and I think he would be a solid piece at the end of their rotation.
Either jays or o’s
They reported that it wasn’t the O’s
The Jays aren’t interested in a guy like Floyd this offseason – it doesn’t match up. The Jays don’t give out incentive laden deals and they’re not going to start with a guy like Floyd. If they didn’t do it with JJ, It won’t be Floyd. The financial risk is huge because of the health question mark – in 2014 even a base salary of $5 million wasted on a bust would hurt the jays roster tremendously, given the huge commitments to Buerhle and Reyes and the probably wasted $7.5 going to Romero – he’s their crapshoot in 2014, they don’t need another longshot.
I like Floyd, but it makes no sense for the Jays. Like you said, Floyd is an end of the rotation piece, and the Jays already have enough of those. Happ, Hutchinson, Drabek, Stoman, Rogers, Redmond, Jeffress and McGowan are all pieces that the Jays could use, they dont need Floyd.
White Sox 1 year plus option
As a white sox fan, I think this makes sense. They won’t compete this year and it would be nice to have a vet in the rotation. Plus, if he’s good, Hann could get something at the deadline
They won’t compete for a couple of more years.
I think the white sox are looking forward to cutting the ties. His stay there wasn’t nearly as good as they had hoped.
Shocker. The Orioles miss out on another free agent. I can’t wait for someone else to own this team.
He isn’t exactly a marquee free agent, but I get your point.
Rumor’s say its the Jays 1 year/5.5 plus incentives and an option for 2015
Just saw it on twitter.
Wanna tell us who tweeted it?
It was Jaysfan4evr1
Alex Amato is really AA
Although in typical AA ninja like fashion, its name could be Alexa Mato…the world may never know.
Maybe its Al Examato
or even A Lexamato
Or maybe, like Cher, its Just ALEXAMATO
you’ll never know haha
haha, i wouldn’t wish that on my enemies!
5.5mil for someone coming off major surgery sounds steep.
Yeah that’s what intrigues me…if he had it in May, he won’t be at least ready until May. Even if it is the Jays, it doesn’t exactly fill their holes in the rotation for the time being.
Wow, that’s silly money
Wouldn’t shock me if its the BlueJays
Not only do I think it is the Jays because they like Floyd and need pitching, but the fact that the team is unknown smells like Alex Anthopolous. He is known to be a bit of a ninja with this kind of stuff.
kinda hope its the Rangers. Cant have enough pitching.
Pretty shocked if the Cubs get him with all their deals today.
I hope it is the Tigers, put him in the bullpen for depth and possible trade of Scherzer.
I’m confused as a Tiger fan with what the organizations long term plan is with Scherzer. He seems to be the logical SP who should have been dealt in the first place, not Fister.
I love that MLBtraderumors had to point out that it was not the Os as to rub it in the Os face that they arent signing anyone this offseason. although I realize this isnt a marquee signing
Actually, Encina, who is a Baltimore writer, pointed it out.
As a Braves fan I’m highly intrigued…
yeah me too. Smells kinda Wrenish
and indeed it is. Braves bound
Gavin Floyd signed with somebody!?! The anxiety is killing me.
This has the looks of a Theo deal. 1 year plus option.
Big guy at 6’6”, 235 with #4/5 starter numbers; seems like just the kind of guy Doug Melvin would be all over…
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
I highly doubt the Blue Jays would sign Gavin Floyd this offseason. AA is looking for at least a mid rotation starter and, after the injury nightmares of 2012-2013, a guy who can stay healthy. Floyd would be a guy to take a huge risk on, and the Jays aren’t looking on high risk with a new starter. My sense based on comments recently is that AA would rather go with their starter depth as is and prove the roster in other ways than take a financial and health risk on a guy like Floyd.
I wouldn’t think it would be a financial risk…health, potentially. Wherever he signs you got to assume it will be a low base salary (w/ incentives maybe) this year given he will miss part of the season and a more expensive team option year will be included for him.
AA doesn’t do incentives, he said as much a couple years ago
I was wondering when the Mystery Team would come out of hiding. They have been almost as quiet as the Orioles this offseason.
Can he play second base?
I bet he stays in the American League Central.
Possibly the Rays, in case Price is traded.
It’s probably the Indians. They need a solid #4-5 starter to finish up their rotation. It would make McAllister, Bauer, Carrasco, and Floyd battle out for the last spot. Plus they had good luck with Kazmir last year.
Is it me, or is the expression “the team is not the Orioles” on every other post. I just assume it’s not the Orioles regarding pretty much anyone by now.
maybe the Reds if he is cheaper than arroyo
I’m going with the Pirates. They’re the kings of high risk/reward signings. AJ ain’t coming back and Ray Searage told Huntington that God himself can’t fix Edinson Volquez.
Would love the Rockies to be in on this as a #5 and push Nicasio to the pen!