According to Mike DiGiovanna, closer Brian Fuentes has become the Angels' top priority now that they've bowed out of the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes. T.J. Simers wonders if the Halos' offer to Tex, which sat without a response for two weeks, was just for show.
DiGiovanna says that while Fuentes wants a three-year deal, he may settle for two years with an option. The Cardinals are lingering; they were said to be "turning the page but not shutting the door."
DiGiovanna sees a slim chance the Angels go after Manny Ramirez. He'd have to be willing to take a two-year deal (I am guessing that is also the Yankees' limit). He also sees a remote chance for Jake Peavy. DiGiovanna discussed more reasonable Angels targets yesterday.
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