October 15, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) pitches the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Cotillo: Philadelphia Phillies "In On" Ricky Nolasco


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.


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.


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