Be sure to check out Jon Heyman’s Winter Meetings preview.
- A friend of C.C. Sabathia tells Heyman the pitcher received two offers from unknown teams prior to Thanksgiving, in addition to the ones from the Brewers and Yankees. Sabathia is taking his time with this, as he should.
- Manny Ramirez "admires the dollar." Just letting you know.
- A competing owner suggested to Heyman that the Cubs could cut budget. At any rate, they probably won’t do anything major til their ownership situation is settled.
- Derek Lowe is looking for $90MM over five years. He wants at least five years; ten teams are after him. Brian Cashman apparently expressed "heavy interest" to Scott Boras yesterday.