CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 27: Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on September 27, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
While C.J. Wilson is getting a lot of press as the top starting pitcher on the free agency market, Mark Buehrle's name has been one of the most popular during Day 1 of the Winter Meetings. Here's a recap of some of the rumored destinations for the left hander we've heard today.
- Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLBNetwork Radio mentioned that while the Nationals aren't in on either of the elite first basemen available, they are in on both Buehrle and C.J. Wilson. (Twitter link).
- Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has a source that says the Nationals are more interested in Buehrle than Wilson.
- Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune noted that the Cardinals are shopping Kyle Lohse with the hopes of creating a spot for Buehrle. (via Hardball Talk)
- The Red Sox aren't likely to pursue either Buehrle or Wilson, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston.
- An NL executive speculated that the first team to go to 4 years on their offer might get Buehrle to sign, according to Jon Heyman.
- Earlier in the day, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Twins, Marlins and Rangers are all in on Buehrle, but that the Twins' offer isn't expected to be as large as the other offers.