Links for Thursday morning…
- Boston native Manny Delcarmen tries not to let rumors about his future distract him, as Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald reports.
- As Newsday's Ken Davidoff notes, J.P. Ricciardi's commitments to A.J. Burnett and B.J. Ryan hurt the Jays more than they helped.
- Rob Neyer of ESPN.com says Oliver Perez's return was "just short of a disaster." The Mets lefty is under contract for two and a half more seasons.
- None of the players on this list are getting traded again, but it's worth checking out Tom Verducci's ten most thrilling players ever.
- If you're wondering what trade chips might interest the Blue Jays, check out the mid-season edition of Baseball America's Top 25 Prospects.
- I'll be talking trade rumors on 830 KLAA in Los Angeles at 6:05 CST. Also, check out my chat on the Mike Heller Show on ESPN 1070 from yesterday afternoon.
- Remember to follow MLBTR on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.