From Phil Rogers' 'Give a 3-year extension to Orlando Cabrera' column:
With them [Cunningham and Carter] out of the picture, outfielder Jose Martinez and Silverio, the manchild shortstop, become the two position-player kids to watch. Martinez flashed his skills in the Appalachian League last summer after playing in the Venezuelan Summer League as a 17-year-old in 2006. He's a five-tool talent with a lot to learn. Silverio received a $600,000 bonus to sign last summer, the most the White Sox have ever given an international player. He's got a quick bat, strong arm and a ton of game but could wind up as a third baseman, not a shortstop. In trying to restrock a weak position, the White Sox signed two other teenage shortstops from the Dominican. Alexander Adame and Daurys Merecedes will probably play in the Dominican Summer League next year.
- Jim closes the Pods book. Merkin isn't sold on Gavin and wants more pitching.
- BBTF on Lamb/Everett. BTW, Jim Edmonds asked to be traded himself due to concerns about his playing time in 2008. The Marlins have their eye on Dallas McPherson.
- Sheehan: The Same Things. Preface by Tango.