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Monday, March 06, 2006


But it appears that Tony G is heading out of town and not David Wells (BTW, the Sox should not trade any of their possible seven starter, since three - Schilling, Beckett and Wells - are likely to hit the DL or miss a couple of starts during the year). The Mets seem to have interest.

Manager Willie Randolph suggested as much yesterday, and with Tony Graffanino on the trading block in Boston, any slip-ups by Matsui could result in GM Omar Minaya pulling the trigger. The Mets asked the Red Sox about infielder Alex Cora during the offseason, according to a major-league official, but were told he was unavailable.

The absolute disdain for Matsui in New York and Bret Boone’s (‘roids?) retirement is prompting all of the speculation. Anyway, Theo should use the Mets to gain more leverage with the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs scout Ken Kravec was spotted observing yesterday’s workout, which may be an indication that the National League club is still interested in acquiring infielder Tony Graffanino.

A platoon of Tony G and Todd Walker at second would allow Jerry Hairston to platoon in right with Jacque Jones. Since Walker and Jones are terrible against southpaws, the deal may give the Cubs a credible offense. Will Ohman should be available as Jim Henry inked Scott Eyre this winter to be the primary lefty set-up reliever. The Sox could use a lefty power arm coming out of pen that can face hitters from both sides a la Alan Embree v2003. Ohman seems to have that ability.

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