Thursday, December 13, 2007
Although the Mitchell Report was released today, teams are still working to improve their teams. First, the Twins were quick to sign Adam Everett after he was released by the Astros. Everett, who is much better defensively, hit .232 with 2 HR and 15 RBI in 66 games. I think he will probably share time with Brendan Harris, unless he can turn things around.
- The Yankees finally finalized the Alex Rodriguez deal. It is a ten year deal worth 275 million dollars loaded with incentives.
- The Cubs may sell Wrigley Field to an Illinois agency, according to reports. Well, as long as the name stays Wrigley Field, I think people will be fine. But if it is not, there will probably be problems.
- The Devil Rays reached an agreement with OF/DH Cliff Floyd.
- The White Sox are listening to offers for Paul Konerko. Maybe if the White Sox would absorb some of the cash, the Giants would be interested. They seem to be interested in aging players right now.
- The Reds are determined to trade for a big name pitcher.
- Rockies are closing in on free agent pitcher Luis Vizcaino, according to reports.
- As the Cubs try desperately to acquire switch-hitting lead off hitter Brian Roberts, second baseman Mark DeRosa is wondering why. DeRosa put up good numbers, fit well in the clubhouse, and is now a fan favorite. We'll see what happens, but the Cubs seem determined to trade a few prospects for a big name player.
- The Phillies are jumping in on the Geoff Jenkins race.
- Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is still up in the air. The top four teams are believed to be the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Mariners, and Royals.
- Rockies looking at veterans like Kip Wells and Mark Hendrickson.
- The Blue Jays are still in the hunt for a catcher.
More updates coming soon...