Monday, December 03, 2007

More Rumors

I still hate 'em, but Ladson gives us a barrel full.

-- Kearns is on the block. They're looking for pitching. Laddy mentions Mike Pelfrey of the Mets (not sure they have a need for a RFer now unless they repackage Church) and Kevin Slowey of the Twins. I'm as big a Austin Kearns fanboy as there is, so...

He also says that Lopez is on the block. That's not surprising, but the fact that the team seems to think he has some sort of value IS. Of Lopez, Ladson says, "The only saving grace was his defense at second base and shortstop," which makes me wonder if he ever watched him in the field this year.

-- No truth to the Guzman to the Cubs rumor. "A baseball source shot that down immediately, pointing out that the Cubs have too many good infielders on their 40-man roster." But what does that have to do with Guzman?

-- No Coco Crisp. He costs too much.

-- They're going after Jason Jennings (good!) They're only offering a one-year deal. (bad! someone'll offer him more)

-- They're willing to offer Livan Hernandez two years. Good, but he's going to get more on the FA market.