THURSDAY: Cafardo has an update – Johnson offered to take a 50% pay cut, but the two sides still could not reach an agreement. Based on a statement from his agency, he seems ready to move on. The D’Backs apparently made a lame offer in the $2-3MM range, while Johnson would’ve taken $8MM.
WEDNESDAY: The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo says there’s a big meeting in Arizona tonight, and the D’Backs may determine whether they can re-sign Randy Johnson. A week ago, Jack Magruder of the East Valley Tribune said the D’Backs have about $3-5MM budgeted for Johnson but he may seek about $10MM.