Ken Rosenthal wrote:Carlos Beltran: Yankees. The Astros will fight to the end, but don't bet on their owner, Drayton McLane, outspending George Steinbrenner. By Yankees standards, the additions of Beltran, 27, along with righthanders Carl Pavano, 28, and Jaret Wright, 28, would qualify as a youth movement.
Adrian Beltre: Tigers. The Mariners made Beltre an offer, but Seattle never goes far enough. The addition of a Boras client, catcher Ivan Rodriguez, helped revive the Tigers last season. Boras will serve as Mike Ilitch's personal Svengali until further notice.
Jason Varitek: Red Sox. G.M. Theo Epstein grew so consumed by other pursuits at the meetings, it seemed he might forget to re-sign his catcher. In the end, no other team will pay as much as the Sox.
J.D. Drew: Cubs. If the Cubs can't sign Beltran, Drew would represent a viable option at a much lesser price, replacing Moises Alou in left field -- or Sammy Sosa, a candidate to be traded, in right.
Magglio Ordonez: Rangers. Coming off knee surgery, Ordonez would be a perfect fit for a team in need of a slugging DH. A one-year contract would work to the benefit of everyone.
Kevin Millwood: Braves. Yes, the Braves are interested in reuniting Millwood with pitching coach Leo Mazzone. Millwood would be wise to sign a one-year contract and re-establish his value.
Derek Lowe: Tigers. The native of Dearborn, Mich., would complete Boras' Detroit daily double. Ka-ching!
A lot of this stuff we are already all over here at the Cafe - but I figured another take on the FA roulette is always appreciated.
Personally, I would be absolutely eccstatic if we landed Beltre - damn the costs. Illitch isnt paying any Wings salaries this season, so why not?