LAS VEGAS -- Now that CC Sabathia has gone to the Yankees, the free-agent market for other starting pitchers should begin to loosen up a little bit. The Milwaukee Brewers might be getting involved in the running for Randy Johnson. About six other teams have expressed interest in Johnson including the Cubs, Giants, A's, Rangers, Angels and Dodgers. Johnson played for Cubs manager Lou Piniella when both were with the Mariners in the 1990s, and is close with Rangers team president Nolan Ryan.
Despite turning 45 last September, Johnson enjoyed a bounce-back year from an injury-marred 2007 to make 30 starts at age for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008, going 11-10 with a 3.91 ERA.