UPDATE: The Mariners have signed Batista for three years and $24MM+, pending a physical.
Ken Rosenthal has cranked out another column chock full of good rumors.
He expects Miguel Batista to sign with the Mariners, for a contract exceeding three years and $24MM.
Also, a couple of former teams of Jeff Suppan’s want him back. The Pirates and Royals are both showing interest, with a four-year contract expected. Of course, we expected Gil Meche to get four years. Rosenthal also names the Giants, Astros, and Mets as teams on the fringes for the righty.
The Rangers could ship out Akinori Otsuka, an idea made more possible if they sign Eric Gagne. Young pitching is the target.
The Astros could acquire Jason Jennings or Rodrigo Lopez; Luke Scott appears available.