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November 2009



Monday Links Galore

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The Who Earned Their Money post will be posting tonight / early morning. Until then, here’s some reading for you to discuss.

Project Prospect mentions Starlin Castro in the AFL Week 3 rundown and has a video- (Source)

Castro has drawn rave reviews from ESPN’s Keith Law thus far in the AFL. Utilizing his great contact abilities, Castro has reached base in nearly half of his 51 plate appearances — only 5.9% walk, though. While he only has two extra-base-hits to this point — both doubles — the fact that he’s faring well against elite minor league competition as a 19-year-old is reason enough to be excited about him. mentions a nice outing by former prospect, Donnie Veal – (Source)

Veal improved to 2-0 and dropped his AFL ERA to 0.71 on Saturday, allowing two hits and striking out five over four innings in the Scottsdale Scorpions’ 6-0 win over the Peoria Saguaros.

MLB Trade Rumors has two nice nuggets for us:

  • Cubs talking Bradley for Wells – (Source)
  • List of MLB bad contracts for swapping – (Source)

Baseball America notes that the Cubs outrighted Bobby Scales to AAA – (Source)

Discuss amongst yourselves.

  • Mastrick

    There are some really good bad contracts (if there is such a thing.) Rowand and $5M for Milton Bradley would be a no brainer in my book – lesser cash offers would be worth consideration as well (it’s hard to put a precise value on what you gain for shedding a bad attitude.) Cordero for Bradley straight up – another trade that would deserve a look. Likewise with Matthews Jr., Pierre or Byrne.

  • BuckeyeCub

    That guy at that Toronto paper is full of Gregg. I bet he drives a Cadillac. He also suggested Bradley for Zito. Hey, let’s take on a guy who is a piece of Gregg and costs 100M over 6 years to get rid of a problem child who is owed 20M over 2 years. I’d give Milton his dough and tell him to pack his bags before I made such a move