Yankees, Dodgers among those vying for top reliever Joaquin Benoit
L.A needs Benoit more, but New York is in, too.
Other teams are in, as well, but it could turn into a tussle between the two storied clubs.
New York, perhaps frustrated by the thin starting pitching market for them (they never had a shot at Jon Lester or David Price), are considering trying to put together a "super bullpen," with also Dellin Betances and David Robertson.
Benoit's $8-million salary for next year shouldn't be an issue for either team.
San Diego could keep Benoit, but with at least two big-market teams involved, they should be able to get a decent return.
Then again, three trades in four days might be behind Jerry Dipoto's usual pace
Ohtani is arguably the best hitter and pitcher in Japan
The O's need rotation help, and Cobb is available for hire
The Red Sox and Cardinals are expected to make trade offers next
The free agent first baseman may be a fit in St. Louis
The front office changes in Atlanta continue