Odds & Ends: Padres, Molina, Cubs, Unit

Another round of links for the afternoon…

  • ESPN.com's Rob Neyer would like to see big market teams share more revenue with their small market rivals. Still, he says MLB has been competitive compared to football, basketball and hockey.
  • Padres CEO Jeff Moorad was non-committal about GM Kevin Towers' future on XX 1090 in San Diego, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock (via Twitter). Moorad said Towers is the GM now, and added that the Padres are evaluating all levels of the organization.
  • Towers said in no uncertain terms that he wants to be in San Diego.
  • Bengie Molina's agent tells the AP that his client wants to return to San Francisco (via ESPN). We heard in late August that Molina wants to sign a two-year deal. ESPN.com's Keith Law says the Giants should pass.
  • Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball notes that the Cubs have drawn three million fans for the sixth straight season. Along with the Cubs, only the Angels, Dodgers, Yankees and Cardinals have accomplished the feat.
  • Randy Johnson tells the AP (via the East Valley Tribune) that he's in no rush to decide on his future.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hands out his postseason awards and issues a number of apologies to people around the game.

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