Two final items for today:
Here’s the latest from Hank Steinbrenner: “It’s pretty obvious which players we’re not going to trade. Chamberlain, Hughes and even Kennedy. Not for a position player.”
So maybe for a pitcher? Johan Santana is not on the market. Maybe the Yankees would want Jake Peavy. But bringing a NL pitcher to the AL is a risk.
Meanwhile, Roger Clemens told the Astros he wants to start his 10-year personal services contract with the team, which means spending time as an instructor and consultant. You can never say never with Roger, as agent Randy Hendricks said, but this could be a sign he will retire.
Brian Cashman said Clemens is not on his radar.
That’s it for tonight. The Meetings wrap up tomorrow and I’ll get a few posts on the blog before flying home.