*Joel Sherman writes that the fates of players like Chris Carter are victims of the Steroid Era.
*Is that Max Stassi's music!?
*Here's Ben Lindbergh asking not why the Astros traded Hank Conger, but why the Rays traded for him.
*You want Jeff Samardzija? He's in the $90-100m price range.
*The Detroit News' Lynn Henning wants to vote for eleven players for the HOF (yes, Jeff Bagwell included). But the HOF will only let him vote for ten players. So Lynn Henning is not going to vote.
*The Pirates' GM said that his first mistake was bringing Pedro Alvarez to the Majors before he was ready.