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Ricky Nolasco has multiple four-year offers

Nov 14, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

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At least that’s what his agent tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo!. Another source tells Passan that the offers are between $52 million and $60 million. Given that there isn’t a ton of starting pitching on the market, Nolasco is probably going to try to get some longer offers.

Nolasco had an ugly fade at the end of the season, but he was good for the Dodgers after coming over from the Marlins. Specifically: he went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA and a 75/21 K/BB ratio in 87 innings. For the year he was 13-11, 3.70 ERA, 165/46 K/BB in 199 1/3 IP.

Pretty solid, but also quite possibly Nolasco’s high-water mark.

  1. stex52 - Nov 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Probably about right for a #3 pitcher in this market. I would think going much higher is not called for until he demonstrates more consistency.

  2. paperlions - Nov 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    He’s 31 and has been a below average pitcher for his career. The likelihood that he suddenly is a realiable #3 starter is low. Four years is already too many and $52M is already too much.

  3. dhalb34 - Nov 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Still feel he will be overpaid. He has a lot of hype behind him, and I’m not sure that he will live up to the big contract with whomever he sings for.

  4. dhalb34 - Nov 14, 2013 at 5:33 PM


  5. chc4 - Nov 14, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    $15m/yr for a guy that got skipped in the NL playoffs. MLB has gone mad.

    • Old Gator - Nov 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      Nolasco’s offers are madness?

      Let’s have a look at what the Angels paid Prince Albert.

      • paperlions - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

        At least at the time, there was evidence that Pujols was good at baseball.

      • chc4 - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:49 AM

        So Pujols being way overpaid means Nolasco isn’t? Nice logic.

    • aphillieated - Nov 14, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Ervin Santana wants 100 million LOL

  6. Francisco (FC) - Nov 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I think what we’re seeing is the natural inflation of FA salaries for several reasons.

    1) All that TV money.
    2) Locked up younger talent means less FA around with teams having more money to spend.
    3) Draft caps for slots means less money for prospects, consequently more money will be spent on FA.

    Thus the FA market has been shrinking in quality and quantity while teams are benefiting from the revenues the new TV bubble is creating. We’re probably going to have to redefine FA value, these contracts are the new normal.

  7. mvd513 - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    6 yrs, 100 mil

  8. jdillydawg - Nov 16, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Well, that should free up some space on the Dodgers pitching roster once they cut him loose.

    • gloccamorra - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      “Cut him loose”? He’s already a free agent. The Dodgers are stuck with Beckett for another year. For a fifth starter, they can re-sign Edinson Volquez! 😎

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