... how about your Daily Dose Of Corey Patterson Rumors?
In addition to the "almost completed" deal with the Orioles, this article says the Red Sox are still interested in him, and then there's the usual tinfoil hat Phil Rogers stuff:
This paragraph comes just after Rogers again says that the Cubs could have Tejada if Jim Hendry is willing to give up Mark Prior or Carlos Zambrano, and he adds:
Waidaminit. Hendry would be nuts to deal Prior, but not nuts to deal Z? Rogers is the one who's nuts.
About Soriano: I suspect this one's been brought up again because of the persistent rumors that Todd Walker will be traded somewhere. I don't really want Soriano, but I suppose he'd be a better option at 2B than having 550 AB of Neifi! there. If Soriano could be had for Patterson and a mid-level pitching prospect, I'd do it.
Finally, Rogers writes:
I'd take that bet. I can't imagine the writers want the embarrassment of a Hall of Fame weekend with no player inductees. I won't take any bets on WHO will make it, only that there will be at least one who will make the cut.
UPDATE [2006-1-7 15:03:34 by Al]:
Our favorite site says that there are now four teams interested in Patterson, via ESPN 1000's Bruce Levine: the Orioles, Rangers, Mariners and Nationals.