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Offer already on table for Kazmir

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07:29 AM ET 11.18 | Over the past week or so, when Ubaldo Jimenez's name came up in baseball circles, it was thought he would probably receive a four-year deal -- if not longer -- but Scott Kazmir may not be so lucky. [Jimenez] has never missed a start in the Majors since 2007 because of injuries. He has been held back a few days as the Tribe worked on his windup. But he is extremely durable. That's another reason he will make big money. Kazmir is a much different story. I hear he may already have a two-year offer from someone (probably not the Tribe), and probably was looking for three years. Can't blame him, given that Kazmir had a 17.02 ERA in five Class AAA starts in 2011 and was pitching for Sugar Land in the Independent Atlantic League in 2012.

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November 18, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Kazmir was lightning in a bottle this year. Not sure we can count on that again. Ubaldo is... well... Ubaldo. Both guys would be a crap shoot and Ubaldo likely a very expensive one.

November 18, 2013  10:11 AM ET

If there are folks dumb enough to hire Lane Kiffin then I suppose there is a team dumb enough to sign Kazmir to a multi year contract. Maybe a team like the Twins threw him a lo ball offer. How much does one offer a retread, AL picther. This much should be certain, the 2 year offer came from an AL team.

November 18, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Holy crap. Four plus years for Jimenez.The writer makes a decent point, I suppose, about his durability, but he sure has been wildly inconsistent the last three or four years.

But you can get away with it in the AL. No missed starts means a lot, dude is eating innings. Personally, I'd pass. The only thing consistent about this guy is his inconsistency!

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November 18, 2013  02:25 PM ET
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Kazmir was lightning in a bottle this year. Not sure we can count on that again. Ubaldo is... well... Ubaldo. Both guys would be a crap shoot and Ubaldo likely a very expensive one.

Just sign his three brothers for less total money...Ufato, Uoldo, and Uuglyo.

November 18, 2013  04:59 PM ET
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Why is that? It's easier to pitch in the NL, so it would stand to reason that NL teams might kick the tires on a player with some AL success.

I wonder if that's what the Cubs were thinking when they signed Edwin Jackson to a bizarre contract.

 
November 18, 2013  05:10 PM ET

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