Ryan Klesko is on the front office's radar, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Giants are also interested. Klesko is a career .280/.372/.507 hitter, which is a super line, but he turns 36 next season and he hasn't had 500 at-bats since 2002, and he played in just six games in '06. He's a good hitter, and could be a really good DH, but his best is almost certainly behind him. For a low-salary deal, I see him being as worthwhile as Cliff Floyd would be, but it's kind of the same deal. Klesko's a better hitter than Floyd.
The Red Sox agreed to a two-year deal with Hideki Okajima, a 30-year old reliever. They are rumored to be in talks with the Padres for Jake Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez, in exchange for Manny Ramirez. Someone pipe up and figure out if that's a better deal (plus JD Drew) than Miguel Tejada, because I'd have to say it's, you know, much better. We're not trading Tejada for Manny, is my point.
Adam Eaton signed a three-year, $24.5 million deal with the Phillies. What teams see in this guy continues to befuddle me. He's 29 years old, a constant injury risk, and has not had a single full season where he was better than league average, the closest being in 2003. I'm really happy that we're not wasting time with him.