Good thing I have all of this skiing gear. It’s freezing here in New York! Spring training opens in three weeks, until then, it’s probably best to get used to the cold days and the slow news days like this one. Granted, we’ve gotten used to the slow news already. Here are a few links from today.
• The guys over at River Ave. Blues looked at whether Sergio Mitre might be a better rotation option than some of the free agents occasionally linked to the Yankees this winter.
• Speaking of potential rotation additions, one of them came off the market today when Armando Galarraga was traded to Arizona.
• More proof that not all top prospects becoming top big leaguers: Today Andy LaRoche settled on a minor league deal with the A’s and Clayton Mortensen was traded to Colorado after being designated for assignment.
• In the AL East, the Rays are still figuring out what to do with Jake McGee and the Blue Jays might look to make additional trades to move the pieces they added in the Vernon Wells deal.