Oct 16, 2009, 2:34 PM EST
Brandon Webb informed reporters last month that he had no interest in signing an incentive-laden contract extension with the Diamondbacks, and yesterday he reiterated that point to Josh Byrnes in what the general manager called “a check-in meeting.”
Byrnes and company obviously have reservations about exercising their $8.5 million option on Webb for 2010 after shoulder problems limited him to just one start before undergoing surgery in August, but it’s clear now that declining the option will all but end his Diamondbacks career once big-payroll teams have a chance to enter the bidding.
There was quite a bit of speculation last month that the Diamondbacks weren’t planning to exercise the $8.5 million option, but Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic now reports that “managing general partner Ken Kendrick said last week the club has every intention of exercising the option.” Whatever the case, they have until five days after the World Series to make things official.
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- Mets sign 40-year-old Bartolo Colon for two years, $20 million 40
- MLB rules committee decides to eliminate collisions at home plate 63
- Mariners sign Corey Hart to incentive-laden deal 28
- David Price would not consider an extension with the Mariners if he’s traded there 35
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (125)
- Not everyone is happy about home plate collisions being taken away (118)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (113)