I tried busting out my old Super Nintendo last night, to see if I am still the Mario Kart stud I once was. The console didn't work right though, so I ordered something called the FC Twin. It's a console that came out a few years ago when Nintendo's patent expired; it plays both NES and SNES games. I'm excited! On to the hot stove links.
- We'll be doing our usual live chat here today at 2pm CST.
- The A's don't anticipate any problems in signing top draft pick Jemile Weeks. And the D'Backs are nearing a deal with their top choice, Daniel Schlereth.
- Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is working to trade recently-designated reliever Denny Bautista. He's optimistic. There is a general tone of optimism in this entire odds and ends post, in fact.
- NPB Tracker has an in-depth look at Koji Uehara, who will finally get his wish of trying MLB in '09.
- Steven Goldman thinks it's time for the Yankees to trade Melky Cabrera, who seems a bit of a tweener. Might be better to trade him amid a hot streak though. At least that's what I do in fantasy baseball!
- Yankee whipping boy Carl Pavano could actually be around in August.
- MLB.com's Jim Molony appeared on their Whip Around program (the 6/23 link). He mentioned that he doesn't expect the Brewers to make a major acquisition.
- Speaking of MLB.com, they've got a new Trade Talk blog up where various beat writers have weighed in.