Heyman On Dye, Felix, Cameron

The latest from SI's Jon Heyman

  • Heyman's sources say the Giants "made no overtures" to acquire Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye, who Sox GM Ken Williams made available a few days ago.  Dye is hitting .260/.339/.474 in 495 plate appearances on the season after a terrible August.
  • Heyman talked to "competing execs" who believe the Mariners will try hard to sign young ace Felix Hernandez to an extension during the offseason.  If that completely fails then we might hear trade rumors.  Hernandez, 24 in April, has a 2.77 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 185.3 innings this year.  He's under team control through 2011.  Six teams made offers for Felix at the trade deadline this year, including the Tigers, Red Sox, and Rays.
  • Three teams expressed interest in Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron, and Heyman isn't sure why Doug Melvin held onto him.  The Brewers could've potentially saved $2MM.
  • Heyman's heard the initial bids to buy the Rangers have been weak.

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