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Rangers talk long-term deal with Holland

Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:47 am
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The Rangers have begun discussions on a long-term contract with left-hander Derek Holland, who won 16 games in 2011 and shut out the Cardinals for 8 1/3 innings in Game 4 of the World Series.

The talks appear to be in the preliminary stages. Holland has a little more than two years' big-league service time, so he won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season. He will be eligible for arbitration beginning after next season. A new deal would most likely be for five years, which would buy out one year of free agency.

The Holland talks were first reported by the Dallas Morning News, and were confirmed to CBSSports.com by a source.



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Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Rangers talk long-term deal with Holland

smart idea...dont want him to join the Yanks or Sox!



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:55 am
 

Rangers talk long-term deal with Holland

Inking the Dutch Oven to a long term deal is huge!  He will continue to improve and has the making of a #1 guy in the rotation.  If he can keep his head straight.  Because his stuff is straight NASTY!

Let's Go Rangers!



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Rangers talk long-term deal with Holland

I dont see where they mentioned a huge raise.  Just a long term deal.

 



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Rangers talk long-term deal with Holland

I would love to have a job where I could be mediocre for the first couple of years, have a very good year and then sign a long term contract for way more than I was making prior.  Locking up Holland is a good idea, but I haven't seen enough from him to warrant a huge raise.


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