The entire starting pitching market is waiting for Masahiro Tanaka to sign. Nothing is gonna happen of significance until he does. Thus stuff like this:
Chris Capuano is looking for a two-year deal, and is said to be willing to wait for that deal to evolve someplace.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 6, 2014
Capuano knows that he’ll look better to teams who try to get Tanaka or Ervin Santana or whoever else is left and fail, so he’s smart to wait. And maybe he gets that two-year deal.
Capuano — 35 — is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.26 ERA and 81/24 K/BB ratio over 105 2/3 innings. While he bounced back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen in 2013, he’s likely to snag a starting job someplace. He throws with his left hand, after all.