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Carl Pavano could sign this week

Jan 3, 2011, 6:05 AM EDT

Carl Pavano

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says that Carl Pavano may make a decision this week between the Twins and the Nationals.  There had been some previous chatter of Texas and possibly Seattle being interested, but there’s no mention of them in this latest report.

As Aaron noted last week, Pavano wants a three-year deal, and his waiting this long to sign is presumed to be because no one is offering him one.  Seems that time is on his side, though. He’s the only truly desirable pitcher on the market. One would think that, given the way the free agent market has developed this year, someone would give in to his demands.

  1. Jonny 5 - Jan 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    I wouldn’t go as far as saying there are no other desireable pitchers on the market. FA pitchers yeah, but there are always desireables on the trading block. And Big Joe Blanton is more desireable than Pavano imo. It’s no secret the Phills would like to get rid of him and his 8 million per season salary. Who was talking about them eating some of that again??? The Phills will more than likely not have to eat any of that contract, and may even land a decent player or two in the deal. If they can’t trade him without eating some salary, I see them keeping him.

  2. Jonny 5 - Jan 3, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Pavano would be #1 on the Nats, something to think about…

    • kander013 - Jan 3, 2011 at 9:14 AM

      He’d be the #1 for the Twins too. Frank has better stuff, but his mind isn’t there. Same boat as the Nationals with Strasburg when he returns from Tommy John…

      If the Nationals want to give him three years, go for it. Have fun losing 95, 85, and 80 games each year.

  3. uyf1950 - Jan 3, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Don’t be surprised if the Nationals give him 3 years @$11M per.

  4. BC - Jan 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Fear the Pavanostache.

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