Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The Diamondbacks met with Mark Mulder and his agent today at Chase Field. Mulder lives in Arizona and is friends with Kirk Gibson and Bob Melvin. Mulder, 29, is coming off an injury-shortened season during which he went 6-7 with a 7.14 ERA. If he was to get any deal from the Diamondbacks, it would be an incentive laden contract. Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty told reporters that he is interest in Jason Schmidt. Although Schmidt has said he wants to stay near the West Coast, the Cardinals, Cubs, and Yankees have all expressed interest in him. The Mariners and Dodgers are the only teams that have shown interest on the West Coast. The Mariners are the favorite to land him because Schmidt grew up in Seattle.