Mets Top Red Sox in Offer to Martinez
New York Times
The Mets have submitted a contract proposal to Pedro Martinez that is more lucrative than the one offered by the Boston Red Sox, according to a major
league executive with knowledge of the discussions.
Yankees want to add Leiter to rotation
The Star-Ledger's Dan Graziano reports that the Yankees could sign Al Leiter to a one-year deal worth around $6 million.
Giants to sign Benitez
San Francisco Chronicle
The Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports that Armando Benitez plans to sign a three-year, $21 million deal with the Giants.
Twins may have to up offer to Radke
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Pioneer Press columnist Charley Walters writes that the Twins are hoping to sign Brad Radke to a three-year, $20 million contract. Unfortunately for
the Twins, they may have to up their offer to $27 million to get a deal done.
Sexson's stay in Arizona may be cut short
East Valley Tribune
The Tribune's Ed Price reports that Richie Sexson is unlikely to re-sign with the Diamondbacks. Look for Sexson to join the Orioles, Mariners or
Lima Talks Minimal
Riverside Press Enterprise
According to Jose Lima's agent, Joe Klein, contract discussions between the Dodgers and the right-hander have been minimal.
Phils playing waiting game as free-Agent market develops
The Phillies continue to talk with lefthander Eric Milton... They also have made offers to Carl Pavano and David Wells, and have expressed interest in
other free agents who would bolster their rotation.
Clement to Tribe?
If the White Sox really want free agent Matt Clement, they better get moving. Division rival Cleveland, which finished only 3 games behind the Sox, is
very hot on Clement's trail and is after many of the same starters the Sox have targeted.
Will Varitek stay in Boston?
Varitek and the Red Sox are trying to hammer out a long-term deal, with the Sox offering Varitek a four-year deal worth $36 million. Varitek is
seeking five years for $55 million.
Mets could add Sosa, Alou
New York Post
The Mets and Cubs have exchanged proposals on Sammy Sosa and are still far away financially, but a deal remains possible... The Mets have also
expressed interest in free-agent Moises Alou.
Yankees could ship Lofton to Philly
New York Post
While it hasn't been easy to find a taker for Kevin Brown, the Yankees may have a landing place for Kenny Lofton in Philadelphia.