La Velle E. Neal III: And I haven't even gotten to the oufield logjam, if they keep Cuddyer out there. Twins GM Bill Smith on Sunday did a great job of saying a lot without saying a lot, if you know what I mean. But there's no way they want to enter 2009 with four outfielders and Jason Kubel locked in as the DH. Someone's gotta go, and that person could help land a third baseman or a reliever. If the Twins donʼt want to admit to it in print, so be it
Joel Sherman: The New York Mets plan on targeting Derek Lowe and Brian Fuentes in the free agent market, an NL executive who has talked to team officials told the Post.
The Mets are promising to be creative and explore many avenues. But Lowe (a dependable innings eater) and Fuentes (a proven closer) fit the Mets' top two needs, and are going to be pursued by the organization this offseason
Mike Berardino: Talked with a veteran scout this week about the Marlins' cache of potential trade targets.
Tracy Ringolsbey: Philadelphia will check out the asking price for left fielder Matt Holliday and third baseman Garrett Atkins, both potential trade candidates.
Boston also has talked internally about Holliday, and the Angels remain a solid possibility for Atkins.
If the Angels were to acquire 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy from San Diego, it could work in favor of an Atkins deal because the Angels then could feel they had enough depth to move lefty Joe Saunders to the Rockies.
Tony Massarotti: According to a club source, the Sox already have had internal discussions about Teixeira and would likely make room for him by trying to trade Lowell, who has two years and $25 million remaining on a three-year, $37.5 million contract he signed before last season.