Friday, February 29, 2008
Free agent outfielder Corey Patterson is still on the market, and no deal appears close. His hometown Braves are not interested and the Orioles are pretty set with Adam Jones, Luke Scott, and Nick Markakis in the outfield. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com believes that the Marlins could jump in. The Marlins have talked about bringing him in if his price comes down, but that does not seem likely just yet. His agent, Scott Boras, is still looking for a big contract. One reason why the Marlins might bring him in is because they do not see the need to rush Cameron Maybin and bringing in Patterson would give them a solid outfielder for the top of their lineup. If Patterson wants to be ready for Opening Day, he better take a deal pretty soon or he might be unemployed come March 31st.