Rosenthal’s Latest: Abreu, Griffey, Varitek

The latest hot stove info from Ken Rosenthal

  • One executive told Rosenthal Bobby Abreu seeks a three-year, $48MM deal.  He may have a hard time convincing someone he’s worth $16.5MM more than Raul Ibanez.
  • Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, rather than his bosses, has final say on whether to sign Ken Griffey Jr.
  • If the Mets can move Brian Schneider, they could pursue Jason Varitek.  They might have to give him a multiyear deal (and also surrender their second-round pick to the Red Sox).  The Mets reportedly discussed Schneider with the Red Sox several weeks ago.  Rosenthal says some execs still believe in the Mark Teixeira-Varitek package deal idea though.  It doesn’t really make sense to me.

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