Odds And Ends: Pirates, K-Rod, Jackson

Some links to peruse in between home runs…

  • Here are the latest minor league transactions from Baseball America.
  • CBS Sports reports that Indian pitcher Rinku Singh picked up his first win as a pro. Check out Dejan Kovacevic's article on Singh's team, the Bradenton Pirates, which has players from five continents on its roster.
  • Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has a source who believes a Roy Halladay deal is more likely in the winter. It's hard to imagine Halladay's value being much higher than it is now. 
  • Francisco Rodriguez told Kevin Baxter of the LA Times that he enjoys baseball less than he did growing up, but realizes it's a business.
  • Edwin Jackson isn't bitter about his Tampa Bay Rays tenure, according to Kevin Baxter of the LA Times.
  • The AP (via the Miami Herald) reports that a number of agents are pressing the Players' association to file a collusion grievance against teams.
  • John Perrotto of PiratesReport.com revisits a deal that would have sent Paul Maholm to Toronto for Alex Rios in 2005 and wonders if the Pirates and Jays could make the same deal work today. 
  • Click here to listen to my chat with Justin Hull on 1570 The Score this afternoon.

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