As the Randy Johnson trade becomes more complicated (with the Dodgers’ Kaz Ishii now supposedly going to NY and pitchers Brandon Weeden and reliever Yancy Brazoban going to Arizona from LA), the NY Times’ Tyler Kepner reports that Los Angeles will use the considerable salary relief from having swapped Shawn Green, to go after free agent OF J.D. Drew.

Elsewhere in the Times, Smith College professor of economics Andrew Zimbalist (author of “Baseball And Billions”, “The Economics Of Baseball” and “May The Best Team Win” ), pokes a few holes in the theory that the Mets’ signing of Pedro Martinez will enrich, rather than depress the club’s coffers.