Meanwhile, the Red Sox, who appear to be making progress in their attempt to re-sign
Mets general manager
Minaya declined comment on the meeting, and as for A-Rod, Minaya repeated his mantra that he's one of the many free agents the Mets are evaluating. Boras also declined to discuss the meeting.
The Angels are generally considered a slight favorite to sign Rodriguez, but the Mets, Red Sox and Dodgers are among other likely pursuers. Angels GM
While Boston also eyes A-Rod, it is also working hard to try to bring back free agent third baseman
Should Lowell re-sign,as most expect, A-Rod could possibly be a consideration for shortstop in Boston. "We're not scheduling the meeting to talk specifically about Alex,'' Epstein said. "We're just checking in on a number of [Boras'] players.'' Epstein, though, allowed that "I'm sure [Rodriguez] could come up.''
Meanwhile, Yankees GM
Cashman explained that he'll make the offer to win the compensatory draft choices, knowing full well that there's zero chance Rodriguez would accept the offer.