6:56pm: Ken Rosenthal has more on Blake after talking to his agent Jim McDowell. Blake seeks a three-year deal, and the Twins and Dodgers are in the lead for his services. The Indians have been less persistent, as they don’t want to give him three years. Brown wrote earlier that the Twins feel the same.
6:23pm: Let’s take a look at the latest from Yahoo’s Tim Brown.
- C.C. Sabathia has had no conversations with the Dodgers in recent weeks.
- Casey Blake opened negotiations with the Twins at three years and $20MM. That’s not a price the Twins are willing to pay, rightfully so. The Indians have cooled on Blake as well.
- Brown says teams aware of the Twins’ outfield depth have been calling Twins GM Bill Smith about Delmon Young.