Dec 26, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT
The market for free agent right-hander Brandon Webb is finally starting to take shape. Teams are moving in and teams are moving out as negotiations begin to turn serious.
Stark’s source says that Webb is down to two teams: the Rangers and a “mystery” club from the National League Central — either the Pirates, Cardinals, Astros, Brewers or Reds.
Webb is expected to decide on a landing spot either next week or during the first week of January. He hasn’t pitched in a major league game since the opening of the 2009 season, but he won a Cy Young Award just four years ago and posted a 3.30 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 34 starts in 2008. On a contract with a low-base salary and a few million dollars in performance-based incentives, he’d make a fine risk for any starter-needy club.
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