A few notes from Todd Zolecki today:
The Phillies have contacted Derek Lowe and AJ Burnett, according to a source. The Phils have long been rumored to be in touch with Burnett, so these names are no surprise. Both would command multi-year deals woth at least $8M-$10M per year.
No movement yet on the Jamie Moyer front. He does, however, appear to want more than one year.
I’m not high on Burnett considering his injury history and troublesome demeanor — for that price. Lowe is older and doesn’t rub me too wonderfully, despite his potential to be a shutdown No. 2 for the Phils. But compared to Moyer, they’re more attractive options. I’m betting Moyer wants two years and $7M per year, at the least. Why not add a year and a few million to grab Lowe instead?
Still, these aren’t truly attractive options.