- Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star looks back at the Carlos Beltran trade made three years ago by the Royals. With Mark Teahen and John Buck now regular contributors, the deal can be deemed a success. There was definitely a point, maybe early ’06, where it looked like a complete bust for Kansas City. Mellinger snags quotes from all of the principals in the blockbuster three-way trade; check it out.
- John Lackey has a blog. This one was really flying under the radar; thanks to Will Carroll for alerting me. And also I just learned that recently-traded starter Mike Maroth has one.
- Rod Beck will be missed by many. This ESPN article from a few years back seems a perfect way to reflect. Hat tip to Deadspin and The Cub Reporter on that one.