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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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