Mariners Insider Blog

No news, but plenty of rumors floating around the meetings

No, nothing of import has happened here at the St. Regis resort yet, but rumors continue to float around and the business of baseball never sleeps.

Manny Ramirez and agent Scott Boras have floated an asking price for Manny's services that begins at $27 million a season, and no one is certain he won't get it. To put it in perspective, Milwaukee just re-signed center fielder Mike Cameron at $10 millon for one season.

San Diego is shopping ace Jake Peavy, but in trying to get their payroll down, they've also hinted that shortstop Khalil Green is available. Boston is offering the services of outfielder Coco Crisp.

Raul Ibanez can't talk contract with another team until Nov. 14, but that hasn't stopped the Cubs and Mets from telling him they're interested. That doesn't bode well for the Mariners keeping him.

Detroit is willing to listen to offers for outfielder Magglio Ordonez, and among the things the Tigers want is a closer – and the name of J.J. Putz has come up.

And here's an note of interest: Kansas City has named former Mariner Miguel Olivo as its starting catcher in 2009.

Who knows? There may be more later in the day.

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