Odds & Ends: Wade, Rays, Freddy

A handful of links for Saturday afternoon…

  • Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle has a full rundown of the trades Astros general manager Ed Wade has executed in his two years on the job.  "Wade took over an organization that was in shambles," Justice writes. "He appears to have done the right things to rebuild the farm system while keeping the big league team competitive."
  • According to KWTX in Texas, the Rays have agreed to terms with third-round pick OF Todd Glaesmann.  He's expected to receive a signing bonus above his slot recommendation, but exact financial terms are not yet available.
  • Freddy Garcia will return to a major league mound Tuesday against the Royals, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.  The White Sox signed the veteran to a minor league contract in June.
  • Matthew Pouliot of NBCSports.com's "Circling The Bases" is almost one-third of the way through what he calls "a series of articles examining what every team's roster would look like if given only the players it originally signed."  He's also ranking the rosters from worst to first. Check it out. The Cincinnati squad is a must-see.

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