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Updated: November 11, 2003, 8:55 AM ET
By Jim Baker

American League

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Boston Red Sox: Michael Silverman of the Herald writes that four starting pitchers have the Red Sox intrigued enough to contemplate eschewing the free agent market in order to pursue a trade. Arizona's Curt Schilling, Seattle's Freddy Garcia, Montreal's Javier Vazquez and Anaheim's Jarrod Washburn will be topics of discussion in the days to come. Schilling is certainly the most intriguing name on the list, but Silverman reports the Diamondbacks want to package Matt Mantei and Junior Spivey in any trade involving him and are looking for more than prospects in return.

Cleveland Indians: Suddenly, Brian Anderson is a commodity. The 31-year old lefthander has been about as average a pitcher as one could find for most of his career but he is hitting the free agent market at the right time in that he is coming off perhaps his best season ever. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a one-year deal -- like the one Anderson signed with the Indians prior to 2003 -- won't be enough this time around. "A one-year deal, at this point, is just about out of the question," Anderson told Hoynes yesterday. "Kansas City has made me a two-year offer. That's more what I'd be looking for."

Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.

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