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Quick Hits - Halloween Edition


  • The Cardinals have their eyes on Padres shortstop and impending free agent Miguel Tejada. Tejada hit .269 with 15 home runs in 156 games and could help the Cardinals on the left side of the infield. Tejada, who would also provide a spark in the lineup, can play shortstop and third base, but more importantly push Brendan Ryan into a utility role, where he has thrived in the past.  
  • The Yankees and Red Sox are both showing interest in former A's pitching coach Curt Young. Young did tremendous work with the A's young pitching staff, and has a solid track record over his career. Both teams also have former Mets, A's, and Brewers pitching coach Rick Peterson on their radar as well. 
  • With John Farrell becoming the Blue Jays manager, it is possible we see Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek head up north and see more playing time while the team grooms prospect J.P. Arenciba. Varitek has worked with Farrell extensively and all signs point to them having a positive relationship. With Varitek almost an after thought in Boston, he could head out so he sees more action.
  • The Rockies may be looking at Rays pitcher James Shields this offseason. The Rockies have several solid pitching prospects and the Rays are always one to take on young talent. If a trade centered around prospect Christian Friederich could be a starting point. 
  • The Yankees are looking to find a lefty counterpart in the bullpen with Boone Logan, and may try to make a trade for Cubs lefty Sean Marshall. Marshall was 7-5 with a 2.65 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in 80 games this past season. The Cubs think very highly of him, meaning it would probably take a solid pair of prospects to complete a deal. Marshall held lefty hitters to a .196 batting average last season.