Casey Blake update

OK, I am told the Dodgers are NOT close to re-signing Casey Blake, but if you listen closely to the words of Ned Colletti when he held court with the media for more than an hour following the Greg Maddux formal retirement announcement today, it sure sounds like Colletti is more hopeful of doing so than he has been in recent weeks, a fact that could have something to do with the Minnesota Twins walking away from negotiations with the veteran 3B last week.
“We were negotiating with Casey all along, and we continue to do so,” Colletti said. “I think if we lock Casey up, it will be a huge piece for us. It will give us a third baseman who has character and is team-oriented.”
Could be nothing, but it sounds like something.