Eyes on Pudge
As expected, a lot of scouts are on hand for the World Baseball Classic in Miami.
On the Ivan Rodriguez front, the Marlins remain a frontrunner, but there definitely is competition. The Twins, with Joe Mauer getting a second opinion on a back ailment, is a team that has interest.
If Mauer is only out for a little bit, though, they may not be a favorite to land Pudge. The Astros have a need behind the plate, but indications are Houston’s front office isn’t as interested.
The Marlins are well positioned, and the team is definitely following him closely in the Classic.
— Joe Frisaro