- Melvin is talking with, gasp, the Rangers for pitching. Texas and Toronto must be speed dial numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on Dougie's BlackBerry. Melvin holds Kevin Millwood in high regard. Why?
- Two sources say that Melvin can't shift any of the $100MM offered to C.C. Sabathia to players, and the Brewers are "very unlikely" to pursue a closer (this despite meetings with closers that are known to have taken place). Hopefully this is a smoke screen to drive down the price for Fuentes. OR, was the CC offer completely BS from the start just to show the fans they are "trying," even though Attanasio's was praying CC didn't take their offer? It's been brought up before.