Jeff Suppan has at least one four-year offer on the table, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, and teams are likely to step up their pursuit now that so many free-agent starters are off the board. Pittsburgh is making a serious push, and the Astros could enter the mix after losing Andy Pettitte to the Yankees. Kansas City is also interested. But if Suppan gets a deal for more than $10 million a year, he could be out of the Royals’ price range. While many baseball observers expected Suppan to re-sign with St. Louis, it appears the Cardinals are headed in a different direction. St. Louis offered Suppan three years and $18 million early in the process, according to sources, and has yet to increase that offer.
The Pirates desperately need a right handed pitcher to anchor their pitching staff but the pursuit of Suppan seems like a public relations act to show fans they are actively pursuing free agents despite having no shot at them. We will keep you up to date on any info regarding Suppan.