Rumor Roundup for 2007-11-08

From the Yahoo! rumor mill: "Asked whether he has heard a lot of speculation about a potential Tejada trade, one American League GM said: 'No, not much at all.'"

Tom Glavine is being openly courted by his old team, the Atlanta Braves, and they would appear to be the front-runner in what may not amount to much of a sweepstakes. Frank Wren also says the team will fill their center field void via trade, not free agency. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

The Marlins want a starting pitcher and a center fielder for Miguel Cabrera. The Dodgers are making a very hard push, which would take another suitor out of the A-Rod running. [Palm Beach Post]

Buster Olney is saying that the Twins are exploring a deal for Scott Rolen. Negotiations are underway.

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have made a "strong" three-year offer to Mike Lowell. I didn't expect Boston to offer three years to Lowell, but mounting pressure to bring him back might have something to do with it. [Boston Herald]

The Phillies have traded for former Astros closer Brad Lidge. The Phils also get Eric Bruntlett, and the Astros received Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn and Mike Costanzo. Phillies assistant GM Rubern Amaro, Jr., said, "We're getting one of the premier closers in the game." Uh. Well. He did have a nice bounce-back season.

Kenny Rogers wants to pitch next year, and the Tigers want him back. But Scott Boras seems to be urging Rogers to see what else is out there.

Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera are going to be offered nice deals by the Yankees. The Mets are also interested in Posada. Posada wants a four-year deal, and is entirely open to leaving the Yankees.

The Nationals have talked to Andruw Jones, and also plan to send out feelers to Torii Hunter and Aaron Rowand. They've also had preliminary talks with Livan Hernandez, fatass Bartolo Colon, and Jason Jennings. Hunter is expected to be heavily courted by the White Sox, Astros and Rangers. He wants a five-year deal.

In looking to replace A-Rod, the Yankees have had talks with the White Sox about Joe Crede, but they are fearful of his injury history. I'd be fearful about how easy it is for Joe Crede to be an offensive zero.

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