Eddie Bajek over at Detroit Tigers Thoughts has added Elias rankings for American League starting pitchers. Thoughts:
- A.J. Burnett is comfortably a Type A, so the Jays should get a couple of nice draft picks if and when he opts out.
- Yankees pitchers Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina have Type A status (Mussina is on the borderline). It makes sense for the Yankees to offer arbitration to both.
- Jon Garland and Paul Byrd are Type Bs. The Angels seem likely to offer Garland arbitration.
- Kenny Rogers was not able to earn Type A or B status.