Dec. 5 - ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that talks between the Marlins and Rodriguez all but ended Friday afternoon, with Pudge telling the team he won't offer them a hometown discount and won't sign unless he gets a raise over the $10 million he made last season. So far Florida's best offer is two years and $14 million, a far cry from the five years and $50 million Rodriguez has been seeking.
Dec. 5 - The Mets' Tom Glavine told the N.Y. Post he spoke with Millwood on Wednesday, and his former teammate said there were a handful of teams interested and the Mets were in the picture. Atlanta is the other potential suitor, with the team about to clear considerable salary space with the departures of Greg Maddux, Gary Sheffield and Javy Lopez.
The Phillies pulled their three-year offer to Millwood off the table earlier this week, with GM Ed Wade telling the Philadelphia Daily News, "The likelihood of getting something done with Kevin was pretty remote." Millwood reportedly is seeking a five- to seven-year deal at around $13 million per year.