Links for Tuesday…
- The Blue Jays announced today that Paul Beeston will remain the team's president and CEO on a three-year deal.
- The Cub Reporter has three potential offseason targets: Rajai Davis, Jeremy Hermida, and Kelly Johnson.
- Kerry Wood replied, "Never say never" when asked on ESPN 1000's Waddle and Silvy show about returning to the Cubs after his Indians contract expires. I was surprised the Cubs didn't offer Wood arbitration a year ago.
- The Marlins hired Randy St. Claire as their new pitching coach; he received a two-year deal according to Barry Jackson and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. St. Claire was fired by the Nationals in June.
- Jason Bay's agent Joe Urbon unconvincingly defended his client's defense in this article from WEEI's Rob Bradford. Curt Schilling weighed in on Bay and J.D. Drew here.
- Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times discusses the Angels' key free agents. He sees John Lackey getting at least five years and $100MM, and Chone Figgins landing around five years, $50MM. He adds that reliever Darren Oliver is again considering retirement.
- The Cubs sale to the Ricketts family is complete, says Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.