After reports yesterday that the Phillies were interested in free-agent reliever Edward Mujica, it appears that the Phillies are also showing interest in a familiar name on the starting pitching front.
Source: #Phillies in on Nolasco
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 16, 2013
I think this is a report that you can’t overreact to, as hard as that may be. All MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo is saying, is that he heard the Phillies are one of the teams that is showing interest in Ricky Nolasco. You can overreact if a report surfaces in a few days that the Phillies are close to signing, or god forbid, have signed Nolasco.
Nolasco is 30 years-old (soon to be 31), having split last season with the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers. He went a combined 13-11, with a 3.70 ERA, in 199.1 innings last season. Prior to 2013, he hadn’t had an ERA lower than 4.48 since 2008.
Thursday, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passen reported that Nolasco’s agent said that he had already received numerous four-year offers. Passen also said that Nolasco was believed to be seeking a four-year deal in the range of 50-60 million.
50-60 million dollars for a guy that has had one season with an ERA below 4.48 in the last fiveseasons? Seems like simple math to me-I’ll pass.