Stone on Winter Meetings
Larry Stone’s full of tidbits.
For one thing, the Mariners are expected to make a formal offer to Jacque Jones today, something that will make Eddie Guardado happy, and probably bring smiles to the collective face of USSM as well.
In other “reasons to smile” news, Stone says no deal with Carl Everett is imminent.
Buried near the bottom of the story — probably because most discussions don’t get past the inquiry stage — is this:
On the trade front, there was word the Mariners had at least inquired into Boston’s Trot Nixon (and possibly pitcher Matt Clement) and Milwaukee’s Lyle Overbay.
Immediate impressions: I would have liked the idea of Trot Nixon’s swing in Safeco a lot better a few years ago, pre-back problems; I love the idea of Clement, but think there’s no way the Red Sox would trade him for anything the M’s would give up; and am underwhelmed by Lyle Overbay in general, even if there weren’t the problem of where to put him.