Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Notepad

  • Well, it appears that the Bucs aren't quite as myopic - or cheap - as we thought. They did try to land some pitching. It ends up that the FO made a nice little offer to Edwin Jackson, one that would have possibly kept him around until the Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon debuts. They tried to entice him from two directions, one year for $10M or 3 years for $30M, according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal. But it was no dice, as EJ inked an $11M deal with the Nats. 
  • They also reached out to Roy Oswalt and were shooed away, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Trib. They didn't even use the interest to help build Oswalt's market value a tad. That's a little odd, as he's 34 years old and the team's he's courted so far haven't shown much reciprocal  interest.
  • David Schoenfeld of ESPN's Sweet Spot blog looked over the Central Division position by position and has the Buccos finishing fourth in 2012. The everyday players finished pretty much middle in the of the pack, but the starting pitching got no respect at all. Maybe if one of those guys above would have taken Bob Nutting's money...
  • Despite his flame-out 2011 season, St. Mary's Joe has latched on with the Rangers. Beimel (1-1, 5.33) inked a minor league deal with a camp invite.

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