Dec 29, 2006

3 Pitchers Sought from D-Backs

Owings went 10-0 at AAA Tucson this year! He went a combined 16-2 in 162 minor league innings (AA & AAA) with 130 k vs. 51 bb. He's 24 years old, and stands 6'5, 220.

Nippert was disappointing in limited ML time this year. 10 ip, 5 HR, 13 er! However, in AAA he had a 4.87 era in 140.1 ip, with 130 k vs. 52 bb. His size is his biggest asset: 6'8", 225. He's getting slightly old for a prospect - he'll turn 26 in May.

Ohlendorf had a 3.25 era in AA & AAA this season, with 125 k vs. 29 bb in 182.2 ip. He's 24 and stands 6'4", 235.

FYI, since Zito is going to make $18 million a year, what will Carlos Zambrano make if he hits the market next winter? With a career era+ of 133 (vs. Zito's 127), he's looking at $20 million probably. If the Cubs don't re-sign him, I expect the Yanks to be the front-runners to land him. Check out some video - he is nasty!

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