More links for Wednesday, after another impressive outing from Ubaldo Jimenez…
- Padres exec Paul DePodesta explains that he didn't like trading Wynn Pelzer and Corey Kluber away, but says he hopes that "every year we're forced to pay such a price to further a pennant run."
- Ben Sheets, who is about to have flexor tendon surgery, told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he isn't sure whether he'll ever pitch again.
- Newsday's David Lennon wonders if the Mets could trade Carlos Beltran before next season (Twitter link).
- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban appears to have made the highest initial bid in the auction to buy the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.