Ken Rosenthal has some new late-night material up. Some highlights:
The Orioles still want Adam LaRoche…these rumors just won’t die. Bucco Blog may have had enough. The new structure seems to be something like Chris Ray and Hayden Penn to Atlanta for LaRoche. The O’s are right to shop Ray; I don’t think he’ll have a 2.73 ERA or 33 saves in 2007.
The Phils or Rockies could sign Rod Barajas, pushing aside cheaper players who’d probably be reasonably effective. Sounds like overkill; Chris Iannetta is especially polished.
Apparently the Yanks still like Shea Hillenbrand but want him on a one-year deal. The Minky stuff could just be a brilliant ploy.
The Devil Rays couldn’t get Marcus Giles to take their three-year offer; various Baldelli and Upton packages didn’t entice them. Still think there’s going to be some action with this club soon enough.