Peep Show

Updated: September 30, 2003, 10:32 AM ET
By Jim Baker

American League
Chicago White Sox: Does Bartolo Colon wish to return to the White Sox? Well, he has 30 million reasons to do so. According to a report by Doug Padilla in the Chicago Sun-Times, the White Sox have made him an offer that would render him the best-paid pitcher in team history: three years at an average of $10 to $11 million per season. The White Sox would also like to keep Carl Everett in the fold but not at the $9 million-plus he earned last year.

Kansas City Royals: Questions aplenty face the Royals heading into a postseason where they hope to lay the groundwork for building on their 21-game improvement in 2003. Decisions about Raul Ibanez, Joe Randa, catching and middle relief are just a portion of what the team will confront in the coming months. As for Carlos Beltran's status, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes that the team appears happy at this time to let him play out his contract and then escape to free agency after the 2004 season.

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