Tim Brown's Latest: Willis, Hillenbrand
Yahoo's Tim Brown has some new material up:
- So is Dontrelle Willis available or isn't he? Brown says Marlins GM Larry Beinfest is privately talking about him with other clubs. Brown rattles off the Yankees, Dodgers, Mariners, Diamondbacks, and Indians as interested parties. Nonetheless, I think the time has passed for the Marlins to get a truly impressive bounty for their ace.
- Shea Hillenbrand will sign with either the Padres or one other unknown NL team. Maybe to the Nationals as Dmitri Young's replacement?
- Yes, Bobby Kielty has been DFA'd and the Red Sox are considering him. Typically, the 31 year-old switch-hitter is able to draw a few walks and hit lefties. He can handle the corner outfield positions but hasn't played center with any regularity since 2002.