Odds And Ends: Glavine, Dunn, Draft, Tigers

A few more notes from around the MLBiverse…

  • Tom Glavine will not need Tommy John surgery and Glavine puts the chances of an ’09 return "50-50 at best."
  • Scott Bordow takes a look at how the Adam Dunn acquisition is affecting the D-Backs.
  • In Peter Gammons’ latest piece he takes a look at how small-market teams ignored the slot recommendations from the commissioner’s office, noting that the slot system "only rewards big market teams."
  • In the same article, Gammons says the Tigers may have to reduce their payroll by $40MM next season. Gammons believes it will be very difficult, noting they are already committed to more than $100MM for ’09.
  • The Hardball Times takes a look at several players drafted using compensation picks that turned out to be much better than the free agent the team lost.

Cork Gaines writes for RaysIndex.com and can be reached here.

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