A small tidbit from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe: he has an Angels front-office source indicating that Andruw Jones, not Alex Rodriguez, is the marquee free agent of choice for the team this offseason. Such a signing would probably move Gary Matthews Jr. to left field. It reminds me of when the Mets were running Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron out there at the same time. Good for pitchers.
Rany Jazayerli wrote last month that Jones probably left $15-30MM on the table when he last signed a contract; he’ll go for full price this winter. (It’s an interesting column – he feels that Tim Wakefield’s perpetual deal is the worst contract a player has ever signed).
Also, this related rumor kind of got buried yesterday – Ken Rosenthal mentioned that the Braves might go after Cameron if he becomes a free agent. I’m curious about which team will end up signing Torii Hunter. Rangers maybe?