Buster Olney: Nationals Nearing Deal with Matt Capps

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Farid Rushdi in MLB
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According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com , the Washington Nationals are about to sign former Pirates' closer Matt Capps to a one-year deal. Capps' agent, Paul Kinsler, is denying any deal is close, but Olneyásays "multiple sources" are confirming the story. á Why would Capps, who was courted by a dozen teams, want to play for Washington? á The reason is simpleùMatt Capps still wants to be a closer, and the Nationals are one of a handful of teams that would use him in that capacity. á However, after three solid years as the Pirates closer, he had an off year in 2009 and some teams may shy away from giving him the money he wants after he posted a 5.80 ERA. á But letÆs take a closer look at his numbers and see what that inflated ERA means. Here are his average yearly stats from 2006-2008: ...

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