October 15, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) pitches the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres after Ricky Nolasco

Former Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has been one popular man so far this off-season.

He’s had some interest from the Dodgers who were interested in bringing him back for a couple more years, on top of the San Francisco Giants who offered him a three year deal.

Now right now Minnesota has to be the front-runner of all the teams that are interested in Ricky Nolasco’s arm. They have the money available to give him a good chunk each season and possibly the key to the city. Not really sure about the last part, but that would have me sold no matter how terrible the team was.

With the Dodgers, Twins and the Giants in the hunt, the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres have thrown their names into the Ricky Nolasco sweepstakes in hopes of bringing him on board.

Nolasco and his agent could be looking for a deal that’s around five years, close to $100 million. Not sure if he’s exactly worth that much, but if a team thinks he is then more I’m sure he won’t complain.

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