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  • The Arizona Republic is reporting that the Diamondbacks have some interest in bringing back pitcher Livan Hernandez. Hernandez really struggled in 31 starts between the Nationals and Mets, but pitched for the Diamondbacks between 2006-2007. He's an innings eater, making him a candidate for the back-end of the rotation.
  • The Tacoma News Tribune is reporting that the Mariners have extended offers to free agents Jack Wilson and Russell Branyan. They are reportedly discussing a multi-year deal with Wilson that would pay him less than the 8.4 million dollar club option they hold on him. Negotiations are still ongoing for both players.
  • Despite being listed as a Type-A free agent, Billy Wagner's agent told reporters that his client is in demand so far this offseason. That could easily change if the Red Sox decide to offer him arbitration, but if they don't we could see the Braves, Astros, Cubs, or Tigers make a move on him.
  • Kevin Davidoff of Newsday is reporting that the Mets are discussing the possibility of acquiring Rays outfielder Pat Burrell. Burrell, who will make 9 million dollars in 2010, has also been linked to the Cubs in Milton Bradley-talks.
  • The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Cubs want to move Milton Bradley in the next 36-hours. Here's one three-way possibility: What if the Cubs sent Milton Bradley to the Rays for Pat Burrell, but then sent Burrell to the Mets for Luis Castillo. Bradley has 2 years and 21 million dollars left on his contract, Castillo has 2 years and 12 million, and Burrell has one year worth 9 million dollars. Bradley will make 9 million in 2010, so if the Rays assume his 2010 salary, with the Mets picking up Burrell's, the Cubs can take Castillo's 6 million dollars, saving 3 million dollars that could ultimately be put towards Bradley's 12 million dollar 2011 salary.