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I'm still confused by this Heyman-Washburn stuff

Apr 1, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

The latest from Jon Heyman on Jarrod Washburn:

The Royals are believed to be offering significantly more money. But
it’s thought that Washburn would prefer a return to Seattle, where he
thrived last year. That’s if the dollars can be worked out.

Like I said yesterday, when it comes to Heyman reporting on a Boras client vs. the Royals spending too much on a guy who can’t help them, we’re deep into irresistible force/immovable object territory. I’ll opine, however, that if the Royals were truly offering Washburn significant money, it would represent the first time anyone has offered him significant money all year, at a time when teams have very little incentive to offer significant money to anyone.

Up next: “Mystery team!”

  1. Ryan - Apr 1, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    You know they gave Sidney Ponson a major league deal last year, right? We should just be happy they chose Jarrod Washburn and not, like, Daniel Cabrera or something.

  2. Moses Green - Apr 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    I think this all hinges on the word “signficant”. In baseball terms for a pitcher with the numbers that Wash put up last season, significant money might be 6 million a year. “Significantly more” that someone else’s offer… well say Seattle offered Wash 1.25 mill. That’s less than they gave Bedard. So if KC offers 1.75 mill, that’s signficantly more than 1.25 mill. See? Simple.

  3. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Apr 2, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    irresistible force/immovable object territory.

    It’s unstoppable force vs immovable object, get your meme’s right. An irresistable force would be Sofia Vergara :)
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