Nov. 5, 2004 - 3:03 pm et
Tony Batista, who made $1.5 million in 2004, hopes to receive a multiyear deal as a free agent this winter.
Batista drove in 110 runs last season, so some team likely will overpay to sign him. Still, he probably won't get more than a one-year deal with an option year. Washington is trying to bring him back but isn't close to doing so. "We're apart on years and dollars," said assistant GM Tony Siegle.
Rumor has it the Jays are interested. Sweet dreams. Muahaha!