posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 01:54 PM
Randy: No deal without new deal
"In order to agree to a trade from Arizona, Randy Johnson wants a contract extension. And that wouldn't necessarily eliminate the Yankees from the
equation. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson wants any team that's interested in him to show it - giving him two more
What about Roger?
"Now, as for the Clemens trade reports: The Astros have issued strong denials and Clemens is a homegrown bargain at $5 million. However, if they
reverse course, a Clemens confidant said he would be happy to consider the Yankees. Under no circumstances would Clemens return to Boston."
Nomar taking the joy out of Boston's season
"The Red Sox may have no choice but to move Garciaparra, who will be a free agent at season's end, before the trading deadline. One rumor has him
going to Los Angeles in exchange for shortstop Cesar Izturis... Another whisper making the rounds is Garciaparra to Pittsburgh for pitcher Kris Benson
and shortstop Jack Wilson."
Lowe is under scrutiny
"The Pirates have not yet changed their bargaining position regarding a trade for red-hot pitcher Kris Benson (1.64 ERA in his past three starts),
although they are expected to drop their price significantly as the trading deadline approaches. In case they don't, the Mets have been scouting
beleaguered Red Sox starter Derek Lowe for his past few starts."
Cubs eyeing Urbina, but only at right price
"Cubs scouts are tracking several relievers, but don't look for a quick resolution where Detroit Tigers closer Ugueth Urbina is concerned. Tigers
general manager Dave Dombrowski is fully aware that he has an ace in the hole in Urbina, who has been dealt in July in two of the last three
Cubs could make bid for Cabrera
"The Cubs have expressed mild interest in Garciaparra, but their shortstop hunt is expected to lead them to Montreal's ORLANDO CABRERA "
Beltran could be on move
" If Carlos Beltran goes back on the block, count in the Padres... The Mariners offered Bret Boone in a megadeal to the Yankees. The Pirates aren't
sure about Ty Wigginton, so they're listening to Anaheim, St. Louis, San Francisco and others for Kris Benson."