Note: The original version of this post incorrectly credited Geoff Baker with details about the Mariners’ plans for the draft. Those details were actually provided by Larry Stone, as the post now reflects.
Links for Friday night…
- John Fay passes along some thoughts from Reds CEO Bob Castellini.
- An interesting line from Reds writer Hal McCoy: "Forget Sean Casey. He is retiring."
- Jon Garland’s agent says his client could sign by next week. Garland grew up rooting for the Dodgers and his agent says he’s a "good fit" for National League baseball.
- It didn’t happen this offseason, but Nate McLouth says he’s open to a multi-year deal.
- Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star believes the Blue Jays might have discussed trading for Jack Cust.
- ESPN The Magazine hypes up Matt Wieters as the "can’t miss kid."
- Tom Haudricourt spoke with Brewers GM Doug Melvin about the Craig Counsell signing.
- Larry Stone has details on the Mariners’ plans for the June draft.