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Pavano “will wait until after the weekend to make a decision”

Dec 10, 2010, 2:21 PM EDT


Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post spoke to agent Tom O’Connell about Carl Pavano’s status and reports that the free agent right-hander “will wait until after the weekend to make a decision.”

Pavano is said to be drawing interest from the Twins, Nationals, and Brewers, so it may come down to which team is willing to give out a three-year deal to a 35-year-old pitcher with a lengthy, well-known injury history.

Kilgore writes that the Nationals “would be reluctant to offer Pavano a multi-year contract,” but it seems highly unlikely that they’d still be in the mix for him while offering merely a one-year deal. Minnesota would gladly welcome Pavano back on a one-year deal and would likely be willing to go two years after he went 17-11 with a 3.75 ERA in 221 innings this season.

  1. sknut - Dec 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    I could see the Twins doing 2 with an option for a third. I am sure they are in the 8-10 million range per year. I could aslo see the Rangers come in with an offer if Lee goes to NY.

  2. ThatGuy - Dec 10, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Of course he is going to wait, as soon as Lee is off the Market he is best Starter left in FA. His value goes up.

  3. shawon0meter - Dec 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    I get the feeling he’s going back to the Twins and they can be certified one-and-dones for the next 3 years.

  4. brewcrewchamps - Dec 11, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    I’m real excited for the brewers to give him a Suppan/Wolf contract…..

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