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Pitcher Movement


Here is some news for 2 pitchers from the starting rotation:

The San Diego Padres have declined their $8.5 million option on right-hander Chris Young for next season. I wouldn’t be surprised if he still ends up pitching for the Padres at a lower rate. Young has good potential as a starting pitcher, but has been bothered by injuries in his career. If we are able to sign him at a discounted rate and he is able to stay healthy, then we would get good value for the pitcher.

San Diego Padres SP Jon Garland rejected his mutual option for the 2011 season. Garland’s option was worth $6.75 million. Apparently the open market for a .500 pitcher in MLB is worth more than $6.75 million. He was a good veteran to have in the rotation, but I am sure that we will be able to find another veteran pitcher in the off-season to contribute to the rotation.