Skip to content

Diamondbacks likely won’t try to re-sign Brandon Webb

Nov 3, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

webb1

Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reports that the Diamondbacks are unlikely to re-sign free agent Brandon Webb after paying the former Cy Young winner $8.5 million to throw zero innings this season.

According to Magruder “the Diamondbacks have had no conversations with Webb about a new contract and they do not plan to initiate talks moving forward.”

Webb made just one start in 2009, but the Diamondbacks still exercised his $8.5 million option for this season and then got zero return on the investment. New general manager Kevin Towers has no history with Webb and clearly isn’t interested in taking another risk on the right-hander’s surgically repaired shoulder.

It’ll be interesting to see what type of market there is for Webb as a free agent, because while he’s still just 31 years old and finished first or second in the Cy Young balloting from 2006-2008 his fastball was clocked in the low-80s in a few instructional league appearances last month. He’ll likely have to settle for an incentive-laden one-year deal.

  1. rabiague1986 - Nov 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    He rejected something like a 4 year 54 Million extension from the Diamondbacks a week before his shoulder injury. Byrnes would of really had more egg on his face if that happened.

    He should get a look from a team needing depth in the back end of the rotation, probably a small market team. Maybe Milwaukee?

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

This was 'the perfect baseball game'
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. S. Kazmir (5371)
  2. G. Springer (3876)
  3. K. Uehara (3517)
  4. M. Machado (3381)
  5. D. Pedroia (2957)
  1. J. Reyes (2950)
  2. J. Chavez (2836)
  3. H. Ramirez (2797)
  4. B. Harper (2758)
  5. T. Walker (2722)