Monday, December 3, 2007

Winter Meetings: Day 1 Blurbs

Late last night I saw something about the Red Sox possibly looking at Ben Sheets as a rotation option. Although I didn't post anything about it here (I did in a couple forums), I had a feeling the Mariners might show some interest. Tom Haudricourt reports that Brewers GM Doug Melvin hasn't yet spoken to any East Coast teams about Sheets, but speculates that Seattle has.

I mentioned in a blog on Saturday that the Mariners might make a push for second baseman Marcus Giles. ESPN's Jason Stark says Seattle has been interested and might make a play if the team trades Jose Lopez. Rotoworld also speculates that the Mariners may want Giles around simply to compete with Lopez.

Geoff Baker's blog from the Winter Meetings mentions that no one is interested in Richie Sexson. He also said that the Cubs' interest in Raul Ibanez may not result in anything until Kosuke Fukodome finds a home.

This is a little late and I blew the prediction, but Hiroki Kuroda won't decide where to play until after the Winter Meetings. A Diamondback official said that the Mariners are still the clear cut favorite, all according to Jim Street.

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