Friday, December 21, 2012

Mike Gonzalez fielding bids from two teams

by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_

Left handed reliever Mike Gonzalez is down to two teams, according to Jim Bowden  [via MLB Trade Rumors]

The Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds are the finalist for the solid reliever whose agent is Scott Boras.

Gonzalez pitched for the Nationals last year. He posted a 3.03 ERA last season, but tailed off in September. Quite Frankly, he was a liability.

In June, Gonzalez was dominate. He posted a 1.93 ERA, only giving up two runs in a single game. But at the end of the day his stats suggest that he is a lefty specialist, and not a Sean Marshall/ Johnathan Broxton type middle reliever that will go out and get you an inning when you need it.

His talents have seen him travel far and wide in the major leagues. He has seen time with Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, Texas and Washington.

And now perhaps the Reds.

Lefty specialist anyone?

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