DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 07: Starting pitcher Joe Saunders #34 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers against Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 7, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Saunders earned the win and drove in the game winning run as the Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 5-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
After being non-tendered by the Arizona Diamondbacks in early December, Joe Saunders hit the open marketplace. As a southpaw starter, it wouldn't be hard for Saunders to find another job, but hitting free agency might have been the best thing to happen to Saunders. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Saunders is receiving multi-year offers from clubs, and a three-year deal is in play.
Saunders, 30, posted a 3.69 ERA across 212 innings of work with a 4.6 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. The D'Backs non-tendered him after acquiring Trevor Cahill from Oakland.
Teams looking for innings eaters will definitely be in play for Saunders' services, such as the Baltimore Orioles who are in dire need of innings from their starters. Rosenthal believes the Tigers and Marlins are among logical fits, but it's unknown the money and years they are offering as of now.