- Yesterday I linked to Dave Cameron's piece, in which he wondered whether Matt Kemp is overrated. Here's the other side of the debate, a response from Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.
- Joe Sports Fans names the seven worst trades of the decade. I have some arguments here; what do you think? I wrote this post on the Pierzynski/Nathan/Liriano/Bonser deal two years ago, but I still think it holds that Brian Sabean's trade looked reasonable at the time.
- Joel Sherman wonders if the Mets and Yankees should consider trading for Washington outfielder Austin Kearns.
- Matt Gelb takes a look at Phillies prospect Carlos Carrasco, who does not want to be traded.
- The Yankees rightfully don't view Freddy Garcia as much of an upgrade, since he won't be ready until late August at the earliest.
- Tracy Ringolsby runs through various players on the trade market. Interestingly, he does not see A.J. Burnett being traded.
- Cardinals Diaspora suggests the Cards tangle with Billy Beane again, this time for Joe Blanton.
- Dave Dombrowski doesn't see Ryan Perry in the Tigers' bullpen this year, after all.
- Armchair GM challenges SI.com's Jon Heyman to put his money where his mouth is.
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