Thursday, February 12, 2009

Heyman Maneuver: Pudge, Orlando(s)'s Jon Heyman passes along a few tidbits in today's Daily Scoop:

  • Catcher Ivan Rodriguez is drawing looks from the cash-strapped Astros and Marlins. Pudge's power is pretty much gone (it went with the steroids?), although is batting average remained respectable - at least until he got to the Yankees (.219 in 33 games) last year.

  • The possibilities for 2B Orlando Hudson look to be the Dodgers or Nationals. But Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times earlier claimed in a column that Hudson was more interested in the Dodgers than the other way around.

  • The Athletics want to sign shortstop Orlando Cabrera, but for no more than $5 million and preferably closer to $3 million.