A rare glimpse of the male Harangutan in its natural environment
Jon Heyman tweets that the Jays are one of many clubs still looking to add a starting pitcher, and this afternoon we’ve seen some interesting-ish names thrown out there who might be a fit (or who might, at least, make for a humours lead picture for a blog post).
No, they’re not the sexiest names available, but this is pretty much where we’re at.
Harang and Capuano are… good lord, am I really posting about this?
Harang edged just barely under the 5.00 xFIP mark (4.95) in the effing NL West, and Capuano– while better– is still Chris Capuano, and is owed $6-million for 2013, with an $8-million mutual option for the following year.
Jon Morosi tweets that the Dodgers seem to be more aggressively shopping those guys, as their confidence grows on landing Zack Greinke. Thing is… who cares?
But OK, Worley is actually a somewhat interesting name. A two win right-hander who could eat some innings, posted a 3.85 FIP and 4.04 xFIP last season, was even better the year before, and is under team control for four more seasons. He’s a guy who could compete with J.A. Happ for the final spot in the rotation, and isn’t a guaranteed money guy who the club will feel obligated to stick into the rotation.
Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly writes that the Phils are dangling Worley– as well as prospect Trevor May– in their search for help in the outfield, or at third base. Moises Sierra doesn’t come close to getting a deal done, but Colby Rasmus? Anthony Gose?
We know the Phillies, who drafted him, have always been high on Gose, and while I’m certainly not suggesting a one-for-one swap (I don’t think), it’s not exactly the craziest thing I’ve ever heard either, is it? At the very least, it could be a starting point. Or… well… no, at the very least it’s something actually Jays-related to talk about.
So… there’s that.