Happy Tuesday morning. Here are some links to get you started off on the right foot.

  • Arizona Fall League Notes From October 30th – (Link)
    There are some notes on Elijah Dukes and his move to first base for the Devil Rays.
  • White Sox exercise their option on Mark Buehrle & Jermaine Dye – (Link)
    This one seems to me to be a no duh type of news story. Of course Kenny Williams is going to exercise options on these two guys.
  • Tim Wakefield staying with Boston – (Link)
    I know he’s only 40, but doesn’t it seem like Wakefield has been around since the Ernie Banks era? It does to me.
  • Baseball Prospectus Notes on the Farm – (Subscription Required)
    If you don’t subscribe to BP, what are you waiting for? There is so much good information on that site. The fee is just $4.95 per month. That’s way cheaper than Sports Illustrated or Baseball America. Why are you not a subscriber?
  • The Week In Quotes – (Link)
    I always enjoy when this column comes out. Fun to look back at the week that was via the quotes from around the league.
  • Harold Reynolds plans to sue ESPN – (Link)
    This is a story worth following. I have always liked Harold Reynolds. We’ll see how this turns out.
  • Cuban Defectors finding a new home – (Link)
    This is a free article from Baseball America, which is one of my favorite sites.


    ***** MLB Rumor Mill *****

    1. Joe Borowski could be headed out of Florida based on the success he had. Because Florida refuses to spend money, look for average Joe to begin to shop his services elsewhere. Rumor is that the Phillies have interest. It’s funny that just a few years ago, Borowski was the talk of the town in Chicago, only to be released after pitching with an injury for most of the season. I really wish we would have stuck with him.

    2. Apparently the Cubs and Indians have interest in Japanese pitcher, Hiroki Kuroda. I don’t know much about him, so maybe Mastrick can help out with this. I do know that he went 13-6 last year in 26 games. He is 91-81 in his career with a 3.70 ERA.

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    Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail