MLB Hot Stove Talk
-Just like the Mets and Mariners are interested in John Lackey, you can count the Red Sox in as well, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.
-The Dodgers are interested in Luis Castillo and Javier Vazquez, according to former Reds and Nationals GM Jim Bowden.
-The Mets are talking to John Lackey, says David Lennon of Newsday. His colleague Ken Davidoff says the Angels have talked about a Curtis Granderson trade.
-The Indians could bring Omar Vizquel back, says Anthony Castrovince.
-The Twins are interested in lefty Jarrod Washburn, says the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and wouldn’t mind bringing back Joe Crede.
-Jim Thome would probably need to sign with an AL team this offseason, and would love to come back to the White Sox, according to the Chicago Tribune.
-Milwaukee has until Saturday to decide on Braden Looper’s $6.5 million option for next season or buy him out for one million.
-An excellent look at the Yankees farm system from AOL Fanhouse writer (and SprungOnSports Twitter follower) Frankie Piliere.
-Did John Wetteland try and kill himself? Yahoo! Sports and Joel Sherman have articles on the subject.
-Pedro Feliciano, Jeff Francoeur, John Maine, Andy Green, Angel Pagan, Tim Redding, Jeremy Reed and Corey Sullivan will be eligible for arbitration if the Mets tender them contracts, says Bart Hubbuch.
-Rays Index has an article about Johnny Damon and other Tampa Bay links and how the Yankees may only want Damon for one year so they can sign Carl Crawford after the 2010 season.