Boston Red Sox: 5 Reasons They Should Sign Free-Agent Brandon Webb

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Boston Red Sox: 5 Reasons They Should Sign Free-Agent Brandon Webb
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Fame is fleeting.

Just ask Brandon Webb, 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner and three-time All-Star. 

He finished second in Cy Young balloting in 2007 and 2008. He won 22 games in 2008 and has pitched in only one game since: Opening Day of 2009, when he went four innings and had to come out because of shoulder problems.

Webb, who has  a career record of 87-62 with a 3.27 ERA, underwent rotator cuff surgery in August.

It's possible that Webb may never pitch again. After all, the Rangers took a chance on him last year with a $3 million, one-year deal, and he never made it to the mound due to rotator cuff problems. 

The point is, his track record has at least earned him a look. What is there to lose with an incentive-laden minor league deal?

The best case scenario is that the 31-year-old returns healthy and effective after having his second shoulder surgery last August.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Webb is planning to throw for major league teams “sometime in March” in the hopes of landing a minor league contract and an invitation to spring training.


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