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MARK BUEHRLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Last* of Mark Buehrle

It’s over. Maybe. Mark Buehrle has told reporters this offseason that he is “not planning on playing next season but is not ready to officially announce retirement,” which is a sort of confusing follow-up to the rumors we heard in October that the 36-year-old veteran starter was planning to retire. If Buehrle does wind up pitching in 2016, it sounds like the only team that...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen, the Marlins’ New Mark Buehrle

There’s a pretty dramatic difference between the two leagues. Anything, of course, could go on to happen, but the American League and the National League are looking at some wildly different 2016s. In the AL, you’ve got a whole gradient of could-be or would-be playoff squads. No single team appears to be dominant, and no single team appears to be a non-contender. Everyone should...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Buehrle will either retire or pitch for Cardinals

Mark Buehrle had another very fine season for the Toronto Blue Jays, but he may not return to the American League team next year. In a column about the Jays’ starting pitching options in light of the team’s deal with Marco Estrada, The Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott writes that “Buehrle will either retire or pitch...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

So Mark Buehrle Wants To Pitch For The Cardinals

Are we finally drawing near an end to the longest flirtation in MLB history? The Toronto Sun is reporting (?) that Blue Jays free agent pitcher Mark Buehrle will either pitch for the Cardinals in 2016 or take his toys and go home: Come April, unless someone comes over the hill, the Jays will start with Stroman, Estrada, Dickey, Sanchez and Hutchison. They have made 395 lifetime starts...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking back at Mark Buehrle's quietly efficient career

Mark Buehrle’s last career start may not have gone as planned, but the 36-year-old has capped off another solid season to end his impressive career. Today was Mark Buehrle's 493rd career start, and it's the 1st time he didn't finish the 1st inning. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 4, 2015 Buehrle quietly announced this week the 2015 season would be his...
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trying to get Mark Buehrle to 200 innings didn’t work so well

What seemed like a nice gesture and a form of tribute to Mark Buehrle’s long career turned into something of an embarrassment, and perhaps a questionable decision by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Buehrle was given the start in Toronto’s regular season finale versus the Rays, with the idea that the left-hander would pitch two innings and crack 200 innings for the 15th consecutive...
Via The Outside Corner
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What Would It Take For The Blue Jays To Re-Sign Mark Buehrle?

What will it take for the Toronto Blue Jays to convince veteran pitcher and pending free agent Mark Buehrle to keep perfecting his craft north of the border next season? Buehrle is having arguably one of the best seasons in his 16-year career as his contract is set to expire at seasons end. Buehrle has hinted about retirement and some prognosticators predict the 36-year old may...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Buehrle drank beer during World Series game he pitched

Baseball players have been known to let themselves go in the clubhouse on occasion and pop open a cold one, especially on days when they’re not in the lineup. From the mythical stories of Babe Ruth hitting 714 home runs on a steady diet of hot dogs and beer to the more recent tales of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle picks up league leading ninth win

getty images Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle became the first pitcher to nine wins in a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Buehrle continues to rack up the wins and keep runs from scoring this season. He allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a walk. He also recorded threes strike outs. On the season Buehrle now holds a 9-1 record to go with a 2.33 ERA...
Via Tireball.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle and other effective soft tossers in MLB

Mark Buehrle‘s fastball velocity wouldn’t excite most high school coaches, but he’s carved out a very solid major league career. Average fastball velocity is at an all-time high, but there are a handful of guys who are getting it done with heaters that would barely break the speed limit on some roads in Texas. Don’t get me wrong, fastball velocity is very important, as it...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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