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Webb, Dbacks Close In On Contract

Brandon Webb and the Diamondbacks are working on a deal to lock up the ace for the next several seasons. Webb is 7-0 this season with a 2.49 ERA and 37 K. He will be twenty-nine tomorrow, so a five to seven year deal seems likely. Considering he has won double-digits in four of five of his previous seasons, he is in for big money.

Nevertheless, this is a great deal for the Diamondbacks who will have Webb and Haren locked up till at least 2010. By then, Max Scherzer should be settled into the MLB and prospect Jarrod Parker should be coming close. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The deal has not affected his focus yet, but we'll see how he does today versus the Phillies.