Woke up to some arbitration news this morning:
Rafael Betancourt- Accepted arbitration from Rockies.
Brandon Lyon- Declined arbitration from Tigers.
Carl Pavano- Accepted arbitration from Twins.
Rafael Soriano- Accepted arbitration from Braves.
Jose Valverde- Declined arbitration from Astros.
Mark DeRosa- Decline arbitration from Cardinals.
Matt Holliday- Ditto.
Jason Bay- Declined arbitration from Red Sox.
The Red Sox are talking with the agents of Justin Duchscherer and Rich Harden this week in Indianapolis.
Nick Piecoro of the AZ Republic is reporting that the Diamondbacks and Tigers are discussing a deal around Edwin Jackson. One source thinks the Tigers will ask for Jarrod Parker or Stephen Drew.
The Mariners hope to meet with Darrin Oliver's representatives this week.
Rays catcher Dioner Navarro is drawing mild interest on the trade market.
MISCOMMUNICATION AT THE MARRIOT
As I made my way back to my room, I over heard some chatter about Randy Wolf closing in on a deal with the Brewers. I saw a couple familiar faces in the lobby/bar area, so I decided to check things out. After confirming that they met last night, it seemed I would wake up to a completed deal.
This morning, I'm hearing the Mets are making a late push for his services and his agents confirmed that he is still a free agent.
The Cubs, who were believed to be interested in the pitcher, are focusing solely on moving Milton Bradley at the moment.