Monday Morning Fastballs
Some Monday morning developments and opinions in the offseason rumor mill from around the country:
-- Philadelphia native Ruben Amaro officially became the new GM of the World Champion Phillies this morning, and according to Phil Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News, he'll have plenty to work on from the get-go. First up are some sticky option years for five current Phillies: leftfielder Pat Burrell, infielder Tadahito Iguchi, righthanded reliever Rudy Seanez and lefty pitchers Jamie Moyer and Scott Eyre. Only Moyer and Eyre seem like near certain pick ups among that list.
-- FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says that the Brewers offered CC Sabathia $100 million over five years before he became a free agent. Naturally it didn't work, but that means they did stealthily get an offer in before he opted out altogether. He also says that the Padres will shop Jake Peavy for a while before pulling the trigger on any trade, so don't look for a quick conclusion at the upcoming GM winter meetings.
-- Want more Peavy talk? Check out this piece, by the San Diego Union-Tribune's Tom Krasovic. The writer quotes Padres GM Kevin Towers saying that talent, not a bulk of prospects in a trade package, will make the difference when the fathers decide who to deal Peavy to. Towers also says there's three teams he's focused on. Everyone already knows that one is the Braves. Krasovic thinks the other two are the Cubs and Dodgers. Think he's right? Or is he holding including the Yankees or Red Sox in that mix, even though Peavy almost certainly wouldn't accept a trade to either club (Peavy has a complete no-trade clause in his contract)?
November 3, 2008; 10:47 AM ET
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