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Hey! There’s a mystery team interested in Brandon Webb!

Dec 22, 2010, 9:07 AM EST

Brandon Webb

Brandon Webb is being pursued by the Rangers, Cubs and maybe the Nationals.  And, according to Jerry Crasnick, there’s “an unidentified NL Central team” interested as well.

You can’t fool me with your calm, precise and non-inflammatory rhetoric, Jerry. That’s a mystery team.  Don’t worry, I’m a lawyer and I checked. You don’t have to pay Heyman royalties for using that term. Not yet anyway.

Who could it be?  Tom Haudricort reports that it’s not the Brewers.  Depending on how realistic Webb’s contract demands are, however, it could be any of the others.  Even the Pirates, who would be wise to go after reclamation projects like Webb with an eye toward flipping him to a contender if he pans out in the first half.  He’d be a fifth starter in St. Louis. He could conceivably break the Reds’ rotation if he’s healthy. The Astros could use all the help they can get.

All I know is that I’m not going to assume that the mystery team is baloney anymore. They have been proven to exist.

  1. BC - Dec 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    It’s Cincinnati. It’s all over the local papers there.

    • bigxrob - Dec 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

      Darn you BC, I love the smell of a mystery team in the morning, and you ruined it.

    • thered44 - Dec 22, 2010 at 12:01 PM

      No it’s not. John Fay of the Enquirer says they have not had any discussion with Webb’s reps. Which paper are you all over?

  2. Loren - Dec 22, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Shouldn’t that headline be, “Hey Man! There’s a mystery team interested in Brandon Webb!”

    • Utley's Hair - Dec 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM

      http://instantrimshot.com/

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