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Dodgers, Ted Lilly close to three-year pact

Oct 16, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

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Apparently uninterested in testing free agency for the second time in his career, Ted Lilly is close to reupping with the Dodgers for three years, reports’s Ken Rosenthal.

A free agent after 2006, Lilly signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Cubs, picking that one over similar offers from the Blue Jays and Yankees.  He spent 3 1/2 years with Chicago before being traded to the Dodgers in July.  From that point on, he went 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in 12 starts.

Lilly is probably getting similar dollars this time around.  He’s thrown 200 innings just twice in his career and never topped 210, but he has made at least 27 starts each of the last five years and been an above average pitcher either year.  He’s clearly worth eight figures a year in this market.

  1. Ick McWang - Oct 16, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    you think Rays fans are down now? wait unti Longo and Price hit free agency

    • Old Gator - Oct 17, 2010 at 7:07 AM

      The mood of Rays fans has less to do with their performance in the ALDS than with having to attend games in that horrible dump of a stadium. If they went 160-2, the fans would still need a shot of Red Bull and a handful of Buprion when they got home. And the place is falling apart: I see patches of ectoplasm peeling loose from the walls and ceiling. And I see dead people in all those empty seats, the same dead people who used to go to Joeprodolsharklife Stadium but wouldn’t be caught alive in there now.

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