Throwing it around

Thursday travel days are the pits. MLB lacks a full slate of games tonight and our team happens to be off till tomorrow night, so we go a near 48 hours without meaningful baseball. So that means we log into our Bodog account, throw down a couple bets, and make some games meaningful. Pete Rose style. Here’s some links for y’all:

-Alex Rodriguez has a nasty poker habit, and was he on steroids since high school? The new Selena Roberts book about to come out should be a good read. [Deadspin]
-Talk is starting up about Chone Figgins getting a raise. [ESPN Sweetspot]
-More on Volquez’s shining performance last night. [Mark my Words]
-Tim Lincecum is heating up. [Mccovey Chronicles]
-The 10 best active hitting pitchers in baseball. [Bugs & Cranks]
-Emilio Bonificacio might have a future at second base. [Sun Sentinel]
-The newest SI cover features Zach Greinke, and a story by Joe Posnanski on the young righthander. [Joe Posnanski]