At least that’s what his agent tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo!. Another source tells Passan that the offers are between $52 million and $60 million. Given that there isn’t a ton of starting pitching on the market, Nolasco is probably going to try to get some longer offers.
Nolasco had an ugly fade at the end of the season, but he was good for the Dodgers after coming over from the Marlins. Specifically: he went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA and a 75/21 K/BB ratio in 87 innings. For the year he was 13-11, 3.70 ERA, 165/46 K/BB in 199 1/3 IP.
Pretty solid, but also quite possibly Nolasco’s high-water mark.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners have signed pitcher Juan Nicasio to a two-year contract, pending a physical.
Nicasio, 31, spent last season with the Pirates, Phillies, and Cardinals, putting up an aggregate 2.61 ERA with a 72/20 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings. He appeared in 76 games, leading the National League.
Nicasio will help bolster the Mariners’ bullpen behind closer Edwin Diaz. It’s not known exactly what role he’ll have but it seems reasonable to assume he’ll handle mostly the seventh inning while Nick Vincent will set up for Diaz. Nicasio does have plenty of starting experience so he could also spot start in a pinch.