A few links for Sunday evening...
- Chicago Tribune reporters Todd Lighty and Oscar Avila have more info on the David Wilder bonus-skimming scandal.
- Terence Moore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked to John Smoltz recently about players leaving or choosing not to sign with the Braves.
- SI.com's Pablo S. Torre digs into Ken Griffey Jr.'s decision.
- Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel learned that Marlins third baseman Dallas McPherson (42 home runs at Triple A last year) would like 500 at-bats, but a bench role is more likely. McPherson is out of options.
- Joe Crede talked about the White Sox going young, but Ozzie Guillen did not agree.
- Newsday's Kat O'Brien talked to A.J. Burnett, who was leaning toward the Yankees well before he signed. He chatted often with Alex Rodriguez and Johnny Damon this winter.
- Speaking of Damon, River Ave. Blues points out a passage in Joe Torre's book about how the Yankees chose Rondell White over him back in '02.
- Nationals special assistant Jose Rijo is taking a leave of absence, partially because of the Esmailyn Gonzalez scandal. ESPN's Jorge Arangure Jr. has much more on the situation, after talking to Gonzalez/Lugo's trainer.
- South Side Sox takes a stab at fixing free agent compensation.
- Orlando Hudson could've had $24MM for 2009-11 if he'd taken an offer the D'Backs made before the '08 season. Nick Piecoro says Hudson's counteroffer was "so unrealistic that it actually upset people with the Diamondbacks."
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