The latest from SI's Jon Heyman…
- The only teams interested in Pedro Martinez this summer were the Rangers, Rays, Cubs, and Phillies (the Brewers bowed out when Pedro was late to a throwing session). Heyman believes interest will pick up this time around, but Martinez may retire if the Phillies win the World Series.
- Heyman believes the Red Sox are willing to offer Jason Bay four years and $60MM; the SI writer finds that "a bit short." We know that geography won't be a factor for Bay, he'd prefer to sign early, and the Red Sox will have a contingency plan in case they can't sign him. Click here to read Bay's comments from yesterday's WEEI chat.
- Hideki Matsui admitted he's comfortable with the Yankees, but said, "I have no idea" when asked if he expects to be back next year. The 35-year-old Matsui hit .274/.367/.509 in 526 plate appearances this year, but did not play in the field. A few weeks ago, Newsday's David Lennon suggested Matsui was eager to get back to left field and would even consider trying first base next year.