Ken Rosenthal has a new column up, dealing more in speculation that actual rumors. Nothing wrong with that.
- Rosenthal as well as Barry Bonds’s agent believe the Giants will retain him for the 2008 season. However, Brian Sabean could begin to rebuild nonetheless. The patchwork aging veteran approach of 2007 need not be repeated.
- It would be interesting to see what Terry Ryan could get if he made an uncharacteristically bold move by trading Johan Santana this summer. He would be able to get one or two of the very best young players in the game. Keep in mind, though, that Santana has a full no-trade clause this year. He gets the same for ’08 with a top three Cy Young finish this year. Santana wants to stay in Minnesota, and would offer a hometown discount.
- Rosenthal speculates that if J.P. Ricciardi would deal within the division, maybe the Yankees could get Troy Glaus as A-Rod insurance. Glaus could play first base for the remainder of this season. Ricciardi isn’t shopping Glaus though; he said he’d need to be knocked over to break up the core lineup. That would mean one of the Yankees’ much-hyped pitching prospects (not Hughes, but something good).