FA Starting Pitchers Suited for the M's

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Sep 27, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge (22) sits in the dugout during the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

This is twice now that I have suggested the Mariners strongly make a move to sign someone in free agency where the next day they are signed to a contract extension with the SF Giants.

Am I a jinx? I’m not really sure. I know both Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum were going to remain on the Giants’ radar. Maybe just bad timing in my posts? Who knows. All I know now is that I need to rethink who might be the Mariners number 3 starter come opening day 2014.

Right now I just want to throw lots of spaghetti at at wall and see if it sticks. There are a number of FA starting pitchers on the market this season. Not really any sure-fire aces, but then again the Mariners are set at the top of their rotation.

What the M’s really need is a guy who will sign for maybe two years without an absurd dollar figure tied to his name. Someone who has produced before and will fare better than Joe Saunders and Aaron Harang (a very tall task, I know).

Lets dive in!

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  • drwheelock


  • drwheelock

    Forget that! I’ll take my chances with Walker and Paxton for league minimum before I sign E-Santana to any type of contact! This has a Joe Saunders signing written all over it!

    He had a decent year with KC, but go back and checkout his career stats with the Angels HE’S HORRIBLE!!!

  • drwheelock

    Your projected salary and length for these guys like E-Santana and Garza are too unreasonable! This is just not going to happen or even come close. I do like Garza WAY OVER E-Santana, but Garza will fall in the $12-14m range.

  • drwheelock

    I can see Kuroda getting a similar deal as Lincecum 2yr $35m

  • drwheelock

    I’ve never been a Colon fan since his injury, and earlier Angel days, But it does appear he’s back despite his age. He’s a guy I can see trying to pickup on a 1yr deal with a vested 2nd your option (or 2nd year club option with a buyout). Kind of like what we did with Joe Saunders, but Colon will go for more annual salary.

  • tedsfrozenhead

    I understand your assessment that the Mariners need to bring in some help. I wonder if you might consider writing something about why any player or manager would even consider coming to Seattle.