Gammons will be gone

Peter Gammons is leaving ESPN after the Winter Meetings. Peter-Gammons.jpgThe only explanation provided in a press release is that he decided to pursue new endeavors.

As I continue to pick the brains of people close to the Rangers, it sounds like the club wants a significant prospect in return for Kevin Millwood, along with the chance to escape most of their $12 million obligation for next season.

Also, the Rangers would need to have a deal in place for another veteran pitcher such as Rich Harden or Ben Sheets, two of the low-risk, high-reward types that fit into their cost-cutting mode, before parting with Millwood.

So far, I'm told they haven't met with the free agents' representatives.

I'll be meeting again with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail at 6 p.m. For now, it's back down to the lobby, and perhaps another power-walk to the Westin.

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