Links for the afternoon…
- Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle presents a dream Astros lineup for 2010 that includes John Lackey and Justin Duchscherer.
- Tyler Hissey ranks Lackey, Duchscherer and other impending free agents to start determining their value.
- Jay Schreiber of the New York Times says the Mets' failure to agree to terms with either Damien Magnifico or David Buchanan by Monday's deadline to sign picks adds to a frustrating season.
- Newsday's Ken Davidoff was surprised to hear someone claimed Billy Wagner.
- Scott Lauber of the News Journal hears that Wagner would not have approved a trade to his former team, the Phillies.