Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daily Links - 7/31/08

The big news, of course, revolves around Manny Ramirez and the trading deadline. The Mill at Baseball Prospectus gives the details on the Yankees trade for Pudge Rodriguez and the overview on other rumors, while this blog entry by Will Carroll and this blog entry by Kevin Goldstein cover variations of the rumored Manny Ramirez/Jason Bay three way trade.

How about some non-deadline-related analysis? When Khalil Greene made his major league debut he was hailed as the next of the big shortstop superstars. He is a great fielder and it was thought that he would hit for average and power and quickly become one of the best shortstops in baseball. So what happened on his way to greatness?

Ok, back to the deadline: this post analyzes the potential Manny Ramirez trade from the Marlin's perspective. If before the season I had ranked the teams that might acquire a $20M/year player during the season, I think the Marlins would have been in the bottom four along with the Royals, Pirates and Twins.

Jon Heyman goes over all of the players that could get traded in the next several hours.

The breaking news is that Ken Griffey, Jr. has approved a trade to the Chicago White Sox. I have not seen what prospects will be headed back to Cincinnati.

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