A little Odds and Ends for lunch can’t hurt.
- A Rangers insider tells Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram that the team should sign Josh Hamilton, Milton Bradley and David Murphy long term.GM Jon Daniels tells Wilson he’s been "thinking about that since spring training."
- JC of the Sabernomics blog gives fans a few tips of what not to say come trade-deadline time.
—Trading bad players. The most popular fan solution to poor performance is to ship the guy out in a trade, especially if the player was once much better. If he’s not good, then you can’t get much for him unless other teams are dumber than the fans suggesting the trade
- Shelly Duncan was DFAd by the Yankees. His second assignment this year.
- Newly-signed draft pick Reese Havens, a short stop, will shift to second base as he’s blocked by a fellow named Jose Reyes in the Mets infield.
By Alejandro A. Leal