Sale finished the 2013 season with a 3.07 ERA and ranked fourth in the majors with 226 strikeouts.Analysis:
Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB ratio in 27.1 innings after coming to Atlanta from Baltimore, where he went 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 26:12 K:BB ratio in 53 innings over 11 apperances (10 starts) last season.Analysis:
Halladay struggled through the one of the worst seasons of his career in 2013, making only 13 starts and going 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 51:36 K:BB ratio in 62 innings. His fastball averaged a career-low 88.8 mph, according to Fangraphs, marking his second straight season of significant lost velocity.Analysis:
The White Sox are balking at surrendering five years of team control of Quintana for just one season of Headley, who is scheduled to reach free agency after the 2014 season. White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago was also floated in trade talks but the Padres were more interested in Quintana.Analysis:
Williams, who has served as a swingman for the Angels since 2011, is being considered for a starting role by all six teams he is in talks with.Analysis:
Pelfrey went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA with the Twins in 2013, his first season back from Tommy John surgery.Analysis:
Santana, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, is now throwing from 150 feet and aiming to be ready in time for spring training.Analysis:
Kuroda finished 2013 with a 3.31 ERA and 1.16 WHIP -- numbers nearly identical to those he posted in 2012 (3.32 ERA and 1.17 WHIP), his first season with the Yankees.
This will be the seventh season in Major League baseball for Kuroda, who pitched 11 seasons in Japan before joining the Dodgers in 2008. He will be 39 in February, and has four consecutive seasons of at least 196 innings pitched.Analysis:
CSNChicago.com reported in late November that there was a high probability Samardzija gets traded this offseason, but until that happens, the team will continue to attempt to lock him up long-term. He went 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 214:78 K:BB ratio in 213 2/3 innings in 2013.Analysis:
"I just think he needs to log innings," Rizzo told MASNSports.com. "He is a guy that his progression was cut short by the Tommy John injury and surgery. But when he is performing and he was healthy ... he pitched extremely well. He is a stuff left-hander that we think his stuff can play in the big leagues in the short term. He gives us some depth in the rotation and a guy that we feel that can help us in the major leagues very soon."
Solis, who Baseball America rates as the No. 5 prospect in the Nationals organization with Robbie Ray now with Detroit, had a 3.32 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 14 appearances, including 13 starts, in the lower levels of the minors last year.Analysis: