Sabathia's New York-sized challenge
Updated: December 10, 2008, 11:08 AM ET
• The Mets' signing of Francisco Rodriguez comes as a relief, writes Mike Lupica. But the Mets need more help than K-Rod to fix their mess, writes John Harper. • The new proposal between the Cubs and the Padres involves pitcher Jason Marquis going from Chicago to San Diego, writes Paul Sullivan. Such a deal would give the clearest indication yet of just how desperate the Padres are to cut payroll. The Padres are looking at Angel Guzman, too. • Mark Teixeira is the primary target of the Red Sox. Heard this: As the sides are discussing concepts, the Nationals have indicated a willingness to do something in the eight-year, $160 million range; the Red Sox have not gone that far yet.
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