Get used to it. Talks have reportedly all but completely died, with the finger being pointed at Scott Boras. SurPRAHZ, surPRAHZ.
Brandon Inge agreed to a four-year, $24 million extension with the Tigers. "It's awesome to get this done because Detroit is the only place I wanted to play," he said.
The Cubs have added a real Marquis name to their rotation, but I can't tell you who it is.
Eric Gagne will be with either the Indians or Rangers next season.
Rocco Baldelli to Atlanta has been discussed. The Braves have offered Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Yunel Escobar, but the D-Rays want either Kyle Davies or Chuck James in the deal. If acquired, Baldelli gives the Braves a long-term, in-house replacement (if he stays healthy) for Andruw Jones, as the Braves are very unlikely to retain Jones after '07.
The Royals signed Octavio Dotel and the Cardinals got Russ Springer. Mike MacDougal signed a three-year deal with the White Sox.
Marlon Byrd, Texas Ranger.
The Astros continue to attempt to make a deal for Jon Garland.
Former All-Star Ken Harvey got a minor league deal from the Twins. Finally, a black replacement for Kent Hrbek in the Twin Cities. Just deal Morneau now while his value is high. It's HARVEY TIME.
When an AP headline is, "Cashman has dinner with A-Rod," that's when I realize that nothing our team can do really matters to the press.