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Brandon Webb Got Paid

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As anticipated, the guaranteed amount Brandon Webb received from the Rangers – $3 million – was simply too much for the Chicago Cubs to spend on a lottery ticket. By early accounts, he can earn another couple million through incentives.


When the offseason began, most thought Webb would be fortunate to land a guaranteed deal of any amount, let alone one for a few million bones. The rise from possible minor league deal to $3 million ML deal was, in my opinion, less a product of Webb turning heads in offseason throwing demonstrations, and more a product of a thin pitching market with the best available options being consolidated on a handful of teams.

This isn’t a matter of the Cubs being cheap, by the way – you’ll note that even the Yankees, who would love to add another back-end starter, didn’t entertain making an offer like that for Webb.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.