Sunday, November 18, 2007
* The Denver Post speculates that Yorvit Torrealba’s shoulder problems made the 3-year $14.4M deal with the Mets fall through. Now that the Mets are out of it, the Marlins are also getting pretty close to backing out, citing that if they sign Yorvit for what the Mets offered, he would be their second highest-paid player.
* It seems like the New York Yankees have made a 3-year deal worth $30M to Francisco Cordero, who would serve as the closer if and only if Mariano Rivera does not re-sign with the club. Cordero is much younger and would make a lot more sense for the aging Yankees to sign, but hey its Mariano Rivera.
* The Star-Tribune is reporting that the Minnesota Twins have offered ace Johan Santana a 5-year deal worth $93M. If this is the case, Johan would become the game’s highest paid pitcher, slight ahead of Barry Zito’s 7-year deal. The Dodgers, Red Sox, and Yankees have had the most interest in Johan.
* Royals’ outfielder Reggie Sanders has made it clear that he will retire next season unless a west-coast team makes an offer. He would also prefer going back to the National League. The Giants and Padres could use a veteran 5th outfielder. dismantled. (MVN.com)