Here are a few Hot Stove notes as we approach the Winter Meetings. Stay with us the entire week as we provide around the clock coverage of the Meetings.
-The Dodgers are not expected to sign Brian Wilson and his beard, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports. Wilson who lives in LA expressed interest in joining the Dodgers, Angels and Red Sox, after the Giants non-tendered him a few days ago.
-The Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals and A's are all interested in shortstop Stephen Drew, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and XM Radio reports. In addition, the Dodgers are letting teams know that track star/shortstop, Dee Gordon is also available, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. It's possible that Gordon could be a fall back plan for teams that miss out on Drew.
-Angel Pagan remains a top priority for the Giants. However, the Phillies are pushing hard to sign the centerfielder. In case the Giants lose out on Pagan, they are touching base with fellow free agent Shane Victorino, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. Victorino is looking for $9-$10mm annually.
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