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Posted: Friday November 18, 2005 11:02AM; Updated: Friday November 18, 2005 11:02AM
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Brian Cashman was down in Tampa yesterday to talk with George Steinbrenner about the direction of the Yankees' offseason plans - a trip that previously might have indicated some rancor among the team's higher-ups.
-- New York Daily News

Chipper Jones has agreed to a contract restructuring that would reduce his salary from $17 million to $11 million in 2006 and could save the Braves about $15 million over the next three seasons. The deal, which can't be finalized until Jones passes a physical exam for insurance purposes, would presumably enable the club to free up salary so it could address other needs this winter, including its attempt to re-sign free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal and possibly pursue a top closer.
-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Cubs signed free-agent reliever Scott Eyre to a three-year, $11 million deal Thursday, outbidding division rivals St. Louis and Houston to secure the top left-handed setup man on the market.
-- Chicago Tribune

With the Cubs agreeing to terms with free-agent left-hander Scott Eyre on Thursday, the idea of Damaso Marte remaining with the White Sox grew stronger.
-- Chicago-Sun-Times

The White Sox have been looking to maximize their roster with financial issues that run deeper than the free-agent status of slugger Paul Konerko. With free-agent left-handed reliever Scott Eyre signing with the Cubs and utility man Geoff Blum returning to San Diego, the Sox will look at other ways to fortify their roster. The New York Yankees and Florida are among the teams looking for a center fielder. With the Sox making no secret of wanting to break in rookie Brian Anderson, Aaron Rowand could be trade bait.
-- Chicago Tribune

For a guy who embarrassed himself by twice failing to block home plate in crucial situations, free-agent catcher Ramon Hernandez is getting a lot of attention. The Diamondbacks and New York Mets are wooing Hernandez, who apparently wore out his welcome with San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy in Game 2 of the National League Division Series when he chose to use the sweep tag instead of blocking the plate on two close plays at home. The runners were safe on both plays to help the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 series lead.
-- Arizona Republic

Dodger general manager Ned Colletti, moving quickly in his search for a manager, is scheduled to interview Jim Fregosi on Saturday and Terry Collins on Sunday, both in the Tampa, Fla., area, and was expected to speak to Lou Piniella as well.
-- Los Angeles Times

Kenji Jojima, the free agent catcher coveted by the Mariners, planned to leave Chicago for his native Japan on Thursday, according to a source at CSMG Sports, which represents him. That ended his first trip to the U.S. mainland, during which his agent, Alan Nero, spoke with Seattle officials.
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The family of Theodore N. "Ted" Lerner is in talks with former Atlanta sports executive Stan Kasten about teaming up to buy the Washington Nationals, a sign that the fiercely competitive race to own the Major League Baseball team may be approaching a resolution.
-- Washington Post

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