posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 04:21 PM
Mets may nix Sosa trade
Newsday's David Lennon reports that the Jason Giambi steroid controversy may hurt the Cubs' chances of shipping Sammy Sosa to the Mets.
Leiter may rejoin Marlins
The Herald's Barry Jackson reports that the Marlins could sign Al Leiter to a one-year, $8 million contract.
Varitek may soften contract demands
The Herald's Tony Massarotti reports that Jason Varitek may be willing to sign a five-year deal with the Red Sox that could be voided after four
Yankees to deal for pair of relievers
New York Daily News
The Daily News' Bill Madden, Adam Rubin and Anthony McCarron report that the Yankees are expected to deal Felix Heredia to the Mets for Mike Stanton.
The Yankees could also swap Kenny Lofton for Phillies reliever Felix Rodriguez.
Giambi's Likely Done As Yankee
New York Post
One way or another, Jason Giambi's career with the Yankees likely is over. A day after Giambi's grand jury testimony in the BALCO case, in which he
admitted using steroids and human growth hormone, appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Yankees didn't come running to their troubled first
Yankees closing in on Milton
The Yankees continue to close in on a three-year contract with free-agent left-hander Eric Milton.
Pavano could sign with Tigers for $40 million
Word out of Detroit last night was that the Tigers had finished off Pavano's visit there with a four-year, $40 million contract offer. The Yankees
aren't likely to bid that high for him, but Pavano's professed desire to pitch for a contender could mean they don't have to.
Matheny fine catch
Riverside Press Enterprise
In his ongoing search for an experienced catcher who can provide guidance to the pitching staff, Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta has expressed
interest in three-time Gold Glove winner Mike Matheny... One fairly cheap alternative might be Adam Melhuse, who is destined to be Jason Kendall's
backup in Oakland.