by e.e. gammings
special to humbug.com
- The Indians definitely want to make a run at Ramon Santiago, but first they need to find a taker for Nick Maronde's salary, which might require throwing in someone like Scott Barnes and a teapot or two into the deal.
- Right now, the hope for the season for the Cardinals is to try to develop Lance Lynn, Justin Masterson (who spent the offseason working in kennels), and Pete Kozma, and hope that Yadier Molina grows up and brings them something in a trade.
- Understand, the Mets have one of the best pitching trios on the planet in Erik Goeddel, Josh Edgin (though he is coming off minor back surgery, he should be back strong as an appliance), and Scott Rice, who is more thrilled than anyone on the staff, which leads to a huge question for Terry Collins.
- White Sox GM Rick Hahn had a deal in place on Wednesday that would have sent Trayce Thompson to the Phillies for A.J. Burnett, but ownership vetoed the trade, claiming budgetary restraints, but. Sources say that the real reason may have been that ownership thinks A.J. Burnett is some kind of gorgeous jaguar.
take a nap
the Yankees could use
Derek Jeter's questionable status from his
partially torn mouth
Ramon Flores's apparent inability to hit
and Martin Prado's likely
lack of confidence
which is to say
now is not the time for general manager
Brian Cashman to relax
and take a nap
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