Sabathia, Kotsay, Pedro, etc.

November 05, 2008 - 11:40 am

Agent Greg Genske, who represents CC Sabathia, says that he has not yet met with the Red Sox but that he anticipates meeting with the team to discuss all his clients. For obvious reasons, he had no intention of ruling out the Sox as a potential suitor for a player who could well glean a record-setting contract this offseason. Genske also said that Mark Kotsay loved his time in Boston, but that he remains committed to finding a job as a starting outfielder. Mets G.M. Omar Minaya said that his club remains focused heavily on pitching, with a need to replace both two starters and a closer, making Manny Ramirez something of an afterthought. Minaya also said that his team scouted Junichi Tazawa, but that the Mets are not in the sweepstakes for the Japanese amateur. Minaya also said that Pedro Martinez wants to pitch again, and suggested that he believes the former Red Sox ace can still compete.