Non-tenders of note
There is some crazy stuff happening with today’s deadline to offer contracts: A’s didn’t offer Jack Cust a 2010 deal. Chien-Ming Wang is free. Garret Atkins may not get a deal. Johnny Gomes (already Geoff Baker look-endorsed). One of the two Rays catchers may also get cut. And that’s just the stuff we know about so far.
The M’s might have to get up early tomorrow and start making some calls.
Also, how dumb are the Royals and Nationals? I mean holy mackeral. It’s like there’s a payroll floor and they’re being forced to burn money.
Dave adds: M’s non-tender Langerhans. This has been a lock ever since Griffey re-signed. There’s no room on the roster for him unless he’s the starting LF, and the team has their sights set higher. They may try to re-sign him a minor league deal, but with Corey Patterson already in the fold, he might head elsewhere.