ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics dodges a close pitch in the fifth inning of the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 24, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Lots of rumors, news, and updates; lot of chances to miss something. The big news yesterday is definitely the Cubs offer to Dale Sveum, followed by the various Pujols rumors (of which we only covered credible sources), and some back-and-forth on what's happening with Jose Reyes. Here's what you might have missed:
Chicago Cubs Offer Dale Sveum Manager Position; Red Sox Still Looking - MLB Daily Dish
"First rumors surfaced that Mike Maddux, thought by some to have an inside track on the Cubs open manager position, would be out of the running. And the Red Sox, interviewing a similar candidate pool as the Cubs (see: Epstein, Theo), had earlier announced they would be open to expanding their search. Which leads us to the big news of the evening: Cubs Offer Sveum Job."
Ten More Teams in on Mark Buehrle - MLB Daily Dish
"We had already heard confirmed interest from the Yankees and Marlins, but to see such a large list can be a surprise. Teams like the Red Sox and Rangers make sense, as they are teams who need pitching very much, particularly from the left handed side. The biggest surprise here is likely the Cardinals, who have pretty much a full rotation in place for next season already."
St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols In Talks Again; Marlins Offer Less than $200M - MLB Daily Dish
"Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols will meet again soon and have started contract talks again for the first time since February. The Cardinals reportedly offered Pujols nine years and something north of $200 million before the season started."
Twins Interested In Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham, Hisashi Iwakuma - MLB Daily Dish
"The Minnesota Twins reached out to Sosnick Cobbe Sports, the representation for free-agents Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham and Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma recently, according to Star-Tribune's Joe Christensen."
Jose Reyes Rumors: 2nd Offer Made - MLB Daily Dish
"As of this writing, there have been exactly two clubs reportedly interested in Jose Reyes -- one, the Marlins which made a somewhat eye-popping deal while wooing him with various Miami delights; and two, the Mets, which don't really want to see him leave (conjecture on my part) but don't really have what it takes to match the Marlins offer. Now we know there's at least one other offer."
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