The Los Angeles Dodgers have shown a near endless supply of money this season when it comes to signing players. That trend does not appear to be slowing down as they look to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
While the Dodgers are among a handful of teams interested in the right hander they seem certain to offer the most money. Peter Gammons reports that the Dodgers are willing to give Gonzalez a contract worth $50 million over the next five years.
GM:"Word is Dodgers will go five years, close to $50M on (Cuban) Miguel Gonzalez. If so, he'll be a Dodger.:
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 21, 2013
Gonzalez recently left Cuba and was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball. Other teams with known interest are the Braves, Cubs, Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins, Marlins, Red Sox and Rangers.
The fastball of Gonzalez can reach 96 mph but he typically works in the 90-94 mph range. Scouts suggest that Gonzalez is major league ready now but how much of an impact he would have this season is debatable.