Brandon Webb signs with the Rangers

2006 Cy Young winner Brandon Webb, has signed a one year deal with the Texas Rangers pending a physical.  The Cubs were rumoured to be in the hunt for Webb along with the Washington Nationals and Cincinatti Reds.

It makes sense for Brandon Webb to sign with the Rangers since Cliff Lee signed with the Phillies sending the Rangers into panic mode. However, signing a pitcher who hasn’t played in over a year is sort of odd for the Rangers.

The good news for the Cubs is that Matt Garza is still in the mix. Garza will make close to 6 million this season and although it is pricey, I’d love to see Garza in the rotation come Opening Day.

—Mark Gauthier

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2 comments

  1. ronlang44 · December 28, 2010

    I’m glad the Rangers got Webb. I hope he comes back healthy for them, but I’m relieved the Cubs didn’t spend the money for a guy coming off major shoulder surgery. Hopefully, the Matt Garza trade talks will heat up again.

    Ron

    http://strictlycubsbaseball.mlblogs.com/

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  2. tribe24_7 · December 30, 2010

    I was hoping the Indians would sign him to an incentive laden deal. It is a huge risk, but with somebody like Webb, the possible reward is definitely worth it. IMO
    http://shortrightfield.blogspot.com/

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