Dallasnews.com’s Evan Grant urges Rangers GM Jon Daniels to talk to Jocketty at the winter meetings, only because the Reds figure to be a team that might have interest in Gerald Laird. I know, we’ve mentioned Laird on several previous occasions, but I guess it’s good to know that others see the Reds as a team that might have interest … for what that’s worth. Freep.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports the Tigers definitely are interested in Laird.
Seattle is clamoring for Junior, sorta. Gotta love the Goldberg quote in this story. “Somebody,” he said by phone Tuesday, “is going to get a bargain.” Which begs the question, what is a 39-year-old outfielder who hit .249 with 18 home runs last year worth? (I know, he’s his agent, and it’s his job to say nice things about his client.) I guess if he’d play for the league minimum he’d be a bargain (ouch … Junior burn).