Doug Melvin, who I think is one of the game’s better GMs, is currently fielding offers for Carlos Lee. According to Ken Rosenthal, Melvin recently offered a four-year, $48MM contract to the slugger, which was immediately rejected.
A source close to Lee tells me that he had planned to come to Chicago on yesterday’s off-day (he owns a house there), but was instructed by his agent and Milwaukee management to sit tight in because he’s close to being traded. Lee mentioned that the Cubs are his number one choice in the offseason.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark indicated that the Twins are definitely an interested party. The Twins have plenty of young pitching depth, so the teams could definitely match up if Terry Ryan is willing. The Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and Mariners could also come into play.