On Monday, I pondered if Jose Valverde was going to be this year's Orlando Hudson. Just three days later, the number of teams who could potentially be interested in Valverde continues to wane. Two teams I thought could have interest in Valverde seem to have moved in different directions. The Philadelphia Phillies: close to signing mystery pitcher (rumored to be Danys Baez). The Los Angeles Angels: signed Fernando Rodney to a two-year/$11 million deal. At this stage in the game, there does not seem to be a team out there willing to give him the contract he wants, let alone give up a first-round pick for his services.
One of the only teams left with a realistic chance to go after Valverde is the Detroit Tigers, who have now lost both Fernando Rodney and Brandon Lyon.
But given the ...
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