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Odds & Ends: Hahn, Daniels, Edmonds

Links for Wednesday, in the lull before the Yankees and Rangers face off in Texas on Friday…

  • White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn interviewed for the Mets GM position yesterday, and Kenny Williams told Dan Martin of the New York Post, "I know I'm gonna lose him, and it's gonna be a heavy blow."  Williams explained that Hahn has been picky with previous opportunities.  Josh Byrnes was scheduled to interview for the Mets job today.
  • The Mets won't be plucking Jon Daniels from the Rangers.  Owner Chuck Greenberg told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, "He's not going anywhere" (Twitter links).  Greenberg also spoke to ESPN's Richard Durrett about his desire to retain Cliff Lee, after the lefty's dominant start last night gave the Rangers their first playoff series win.
  • Jim Edmonds told Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "I'm kind of in wait-and-see mode right now" in terms of playing next year.  Edmonds expressed his desire to land a backup first baseman gig for 2011.
  • Talking about his next contract, Jose Bautista told Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star, "The differences of $50,000 or $100,000 may not seem huge but it’s actually really stressful when you’re about to commit."  For much more on Bautista's arbitration case, check out Ben Nicholson-Smith's article from earlier today.
  • RotoAuthority explains why Homer Bailey is a fantasy baseball sleeper for next year.

Odds & Ends: Nakajima, Butler, Managers

On this date six years ago, the Dodgers released a 20-year-old righty named Joakim Soria, who was recovering from Tommy John surgery.  Soria was later signed by the Padres out of the Mexican League and then snagged by the Royals in the 2006 Rule 5 draft.  He's now one of the game's best closers.  On to today's links…


Odds & Ends: Draft, Pirates, Betemit

Links for Monday, as the Yankees' Ivan Nova prepares for his first big league start in Toronto…



Odds & Ends: Aramis, Kemp, K-Rod

August 17th was a busy transaction day one year ago, as the Tigers acquired Aubrey Huff and the Rangers and Red Sox released Vicente Padilla and John Smoltz, respectively.  Both pitchers performed well for their new teams; who will follow that script this year?  While you ponder the question, here are today's links…


Odds & Ends: Scott, Valentine, Manny

Four years ago today, the Yankees released first baseman Carlos Pena.  He signed a minor league deal with the Rays in January of '07 and went on to have a monster season.  On to today's non-draft links…


8 Potential Closers For 2011

Those in keeper fantasy baseball leagues are already trying to figure out which current setup men might be given closing jobs in 2011.  RotoAuthority has you covered with eight potential closers for next year.


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Odds & Ends: Hermida, Ransom, Chris Carter

12 years ago on this date, the Rangers sent Darren Oliver, Fernando Tatis, and Mark Little to the Cardinals for Royce Clayton and Todd Stottlemyre.  Tatis was amazing in '99, while Oliver was solid as a starting pitcher.  Clayton was pretty good for the Rangers, and Stottlemyre left as a free agent after the '98 season.  For their loss, the Rangers got a supplemental draft pick in '99 and took a kid named Colby Lewis.  Here in 2010, Lewis and Oliver are both Rangers again and make an excellent combo.  Links for Monday…


Fantasy: The All-Dropped Pitching Staff

Mat Latos, Andy Pettitte, Brett Myers – what do these pitchers have in common?  They were all dropped at least three separate times in a competitive fantasy league of mine.  Over at my fantasy site RotoAuthority, I name the All-Dropped Pitching Staff for the league and wonder why it's so difficult to exercise patience.


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Odds & Ends: Harper, Escobar, Vazquez, Gordon

Links for Monday, as Joe Blanton makes his 2010 debut…


Odds & Ends: Antonetti, Harper, Embree

Links for Wednesday…