Extra Bases cites Steve Phillips as saying that the Tigers are close to working out a deal for SS Adam Everett. So much for Lugo going anywhere. It seems the Tigers want to get everything done on the first day of the Winter Meetings.
Here is a headline that should shock nobody: “Dodgers losing patience with Manny” from ESPN’s Winter Meetings blog:
Colletti isn’t ruling out a return engagement for Ramirez in Los Angeles in 2009, but he doesn’t sound thrilled with the way things have gone thus far with Ramirez and his agent, Scott Boras. “I just find it curious,” Colletti said. “We made a [contract] offer and never heard back. We made a [salary] arbitration offer and never heard back. Maybe we have to look into the communications we’re using.”
Rob Bradford quotes a source as saying Clay Buchholz is off the table and will not be discussed in trade talks.