Let’s see what’s in the notebook so far today …
The Yankees will have a sit-down with Scott Boras tonight. The chat will center on Mark Teixeira and Derek Lowe. Boras would love to have the Yankees involved with Manny Ramirez, but the club seems to have little appetite for that. … WEEI.com is reporting the Red Sox have interest in LHP Billy Traber. Good luck with all that.
Keep hearing that the Nationals want to make a splash via free agency or trade in an attempt to have the franchise more relevant. They clearly need to do something. … Derek Lowe lives in Fort Myers, Fla., the spring training home of the Red Sox. He would like to return to Boston but the Red Sox may not want to meet his price.
The Dodgers declined their option on Brad Penny. He’s only 30 but was injured much of last season, is out of shape and enjoys the nightlife perhaps a bit too much. … It’s truly astonishing some of the things Boras has said about Jason Varitek. You realize it’s all part of negotiating but to hear the agent, Varitek is General Patton, Johnny Bench and Albert Einstein rolled into one.
The GMs are off playing basketball now. Back with more later.