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FA starting pitching next year

El Gordo

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Technically nothing wrong with it according to the rules, as Coghlan was within reach of the base. Kang got caught in a bad position which made it worse. With that said, if you want to advocate a rule where players can't slide to the side or through a bag to try and break up a double play then I'll support it. Injuries would go down and you'd be able to get rid of the neighborhood play as well.

Oh no. I don't want to change any rules. Glad it was fair.

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Here's the list from Baseball Prospectus including options (*) and opt-outs:

Brett Anderson

Bronson Arroyo * - 11 mil, 4.5 mil buyout

Clay Buchholz * - 13 mil, 245 k buyout

Mark Buehrle

A.J. Burnett

Trevor Cahill * - 13 mil, 300 k buyout

Chris Capuano

Jhoulys Chacin

Wei-Yin Chen

Bartolo Colon

Johnny Cueto

Ross Detwiler

R.A. Dickey * - 12 mil, 1 mil buyout

Marco Estrada

Doug Fister

Gavin Floyd

Yovani Gallardo

Jaime Garcia

Zack Greinke - opt out

Jeremy Guthrie * - 10 mil, 3.2 mil buyout

J.A. Happ

Dan Haren

Tim Hudson

Hisashi Iwakuma

Scott Kazmir

Ian Kennedy

John Lackey

Mat Latos

Mike Leake

Colby Lewis

Tim Lincecum

Kyle Lohse

Justin Masterson

Brandon Morrow

Bud Norris

Mike Pelfrey

Rick Porcello

David Price

Jeff Samardzija

Alfredo Simon

Jerome Williams

Jordan Zimmerman

Note - I don't know why Rick Porcello is included.

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So who on that list will get a QO.







Who else?

Iwakuma is very borderline. Age 35 and coming off a mediocre year. I guess SEA could absorb $17M but is it really worth the risk he would accept, and would he get much more on the open market?

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Iwakuma is very borderline. Age 35 and coming off a mediocre year. I guess SEA could absorb $17M but is it really worth the risk he would accept, and would he get much more on the open market?

I agree. He interests me. I would like a Chris Young like signing that KC did this year for depth to compete with Gonzo as well. Wilson is our only starter who I have any faith in from the minors.

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