Angel Villalona Rumors

Odds & Ends: Cubs, Podsednik, Giants

Let's close out this Sunday evening with a few links…

  • Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune runs down the Cubs' offseason wish list.  Unsurprisingly, getting rid of Milton Bradley is the top priority.
  • The agent for Scott Podsednik claims that the lines of communication with the White Sox are still open, despite GM Ken Williams' reluctance to re-sign the 33-year-old, writes the Tribune's Mark Gonzales.  Scotty Pods' chances of returning decreased after the club took on salary in the trade for Mark Teahen.
  • Giants prospect Angel Villalona is out on bail, says ESPN's Enrique Rojas (via Twitter).  Villalona was charged with murder back in September.

Odds & Ends: Dodgers, Villalona, Johnson

A few Monday evening links….

Giants May Draft A Pitcher With Fifth Pick

The Giants have the fifth overall pick in the June draft.  It’s a shame teams can’t trade picks, because the San Francisco’s needs don’t really match up with the likely best available talent.

Jim Callis provided interesting speculation in issue 0808 of Baseball America‘s print magazine.  Callis suggested that the Giants may lean toward pitching in June even though the best available talent will be at first base.  This is because top prospect Angel Villalona is moving from third to first and the Giants may not want to create a future logjam.

Callis tossed out three possible pitchers for the Giants for the fifth pick: Tim Melville, Christian Friedrich, and Tanner Scheppers.