Posted by Mike on November 18, 2008
From Peter Gammons:
The Braves’ deal for Jake Peavy is not dead. Sending Jose Ceda to Florida lessened the Cubs’ chances. The Yankees are not in the running at all. Frank Wren still believes the Braves will get this trade done.
Interesting how many GMs think that if the Dodgers get CC Sabathia, the Giants will get big into Manny Ramirez, and Billy Beane and the A’s will continue to move fast on Rafael Furcal. Also, expect Toronto to make good on its promise to Milton Bradley that he is the Blue Jays’ priority.
One of Boston’s priorities is to get young, and don’t be surprised if the Red Sox move Coco Crisp for a reliever to allow Justin Masterson to start.
Brad Mills and Don Wakamatsu seem to be the favorites for the Mariners’ managerial job. It’s hard to be more qualified or be a better man than Mills.
The Dodgers, understandably, haven’t given up on getting Larry Lucchino to go west and bring their business into the 21st century. Frank McCourt has tried to move the franchise past the Industrial Age, but it has been a difficult process.