Minaya has sights set on Sosa
Newsday's Ken Davidoff reports that Sammy Sosa, who was discovered by Mets GM Omar Minaya, could end up roaming the outfield at Shea Stadium next
Delgado could sign with Mariners
The Post-Intelligencer's John Hickey reports that Carlos Delgado would be willing to bat third for the Mariners if he signed with them. The Mariners
may also pursue Richie Sexson and Troy Glaus.
Tigers may not be done shopping
The News' Lynn Henning reports that the Tigers could sign Troy Glaus, Steve Finley, Carlos Beltran, Adrian Beltre or Jeff DaVanon.
Pirates on lookout for catcher
Beaver County Times
The Times' John Perrotto reports that Mike Matheny, Henry Blanco, Dan Wilson, Gregg Zaun, Charles Johnson and Toby Hall are among the catchers that
the Pirates could acquire.
A's may re-sign Dotel, trade Hudson
Tribune columnist Monte Poole writes that the A's may sign Octavio Dotel to a new contract. There is also talk that the A's could deal Tim Hudson.
Cards' plans exclude Woody
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The parting won't become official until Dec. 7, but the Cardinals admit they have little desire to bring back free-agent righthander Woody Williams
for a fifth season.
Sox shopping Mientkiewicz?
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Word in Boston is that the Red Sox are trying to dump the $4.5 million contract ex-Twin Doug Mientkiewicz has for next season. And Colorado is trying
to trade former Gophers and Twins pitcher Denny Neagle.
'Unit' to NY iffy
The Randy Johnson trade rumors intensified yesterday, taking the attention momentarily away from the Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek free agent talks
with the Red Sox .
Is it all on the table for Red Sox, Martinez?
If the Yankees offer Martinez a four-year deal worth $50 million to $60 million (as has been variously reported and refuted), his sensational run with
the Sox could be over.
A's act fast, deal for catcher Kendall
Contra Costa Times
Jason Kendall will become the team's third starting catcher in three years after the A's agreed in principle Wednesday to a trade with Pittsburgh that
will send starting pitcher Mark Redman and reliever Arthur Rhodes to the Pirates.
Dye could help Giants
Jermaine Dye to the Giants, the team for which he rooted as a child, solves several problems and makes way too much sense.