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After missing out on reported top center field target B.J.
Upton, the Philadelphia Phillies are “pushing for” free agent Angel Pagan,
reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
The Philadelphia Phillies, after losing the B.J. Upton sweepstakes
to the Atlanta Braves, are pushing for another free-agent center fielder,
according to major league sources. Angel Pagan.
Two teams have extended Pagan four-year offers, according to
Rosenthal. Philadelphia is believed to be one of those clubs, along with Pagan’s
former team the San Francisco Giants.
The Phillies offered Upton five years and $55 million,
according to sources, and they would pay Pagan less on a four-year deal. Going this
route rather than signing the more expensive Michael Bourn would allow the club
to use the salary saved to address other areas of need.
Pagan is drawing significant interest this offseason after
turning in an impressive 2012 campaign with the Giants. The 31-year-old hit...
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Fresh from the desk of Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies reportedly have offered center fielder Angel Pagan a four year deal. The 31-year old Pagan hit .288/.331/.440 with eight homers and 29 steals in a bounce-back 2012. His 2012 line was just slightly better than his career line of .281/.333/.424. Pagan has seemingly...
The Chicago White Sox are targeting a “lower-end” starting
pitcher at the right price this winter that would provide them the flexibility
to trade right-hander Gavin Floyd, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #WhiteSox exploring addition of starting pitcher, lower-end type at the right price. Would give them flexibility to trade Floyd.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
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Source: #Pirates reach agreement with Russell Martin, pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2012
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Ken Rosenthal has Ann update on the Pirates and Jason Grilli.
Grilli would probably require a two year deal. He’d be a great option for the Pirates as a closer if they deal Joel Hanrahan this off season. As a set up man he would be expensive for the Pirates, since he’d probably command $3-4 M per year.
As per Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Pirates have reached terms with Russell Martin, pending a physical. We will continue to flesh this out with more details about the terms of the deal as they become available.