Many expected that Mark Buehrle may be one of the better bargains this offseason, but he ended up getting a decent haul from the Miami Marlins – a four-year $58 million contract – according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Buehrle seemed like a good fit for the Yankees early on as a cheaper alternative to C.J. Wilson. They met with him early on but talks didn’t go anywhere. Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported that the Yankees didn’t want to offer him a contract longer than two-years which immediately took them out of the running as there were multiple teams willing to offer three-year deals and he eventually found a four-year offer.
This takes one of the better free agent starters off the market. C.J. Wilson is still left, but the Yankees have shown almost no interest in him of late. They do have interest in Hiroki Kuroda. Erik Bedard signed with the Pirates.