There wasn't a more valuable reliever on the Braves last year than Will Ohman, and somehow he's managed to still go unsigned. From K-Ros:
The Marlins would like to sign free-agent left-hander Will Ohman, but the pitcher is believed to be seeking terms similar to what the Nationals gave Joe Beimel — one year, $2 million. That's too pricey for the Fish.
Surely, surely, surely we have $2 million laying around. Could we void Garret Anderson's contract and use that $2 million on Ohman. Our LOOGY options this spring look like this:
- Boone Logan - 4.26 ERA, 4BB in 6.1IP
- Eric O'Flaherty - 14.21 ERA, 16 hits (16 hits!) in 6.1IP
- Jeff Ridgway - 40.50 ERA, and that doesn't even count the times he got blown up in exhibition games
That's bad, worse, and worser. All the other LOOGY options are in minor league camp.
Come On Frank Wren, just give him a call and give him one year and $2 million. Ohman is a guy who can pitch in 80-plus games and get lefties out (they hit just .200 off him last year). The whole reason we traded for Ohman last year was because we didn't have any lefthanders who could get anyone out in 2007. Are we going to repeat that this year?