Throwing it around

Good morning. The last thing we want to do is write about baseball right now after our team took a drubbing last night that lasted into the early morning hours and relinquished their sole possesion of first place. However, when you have a baseball blog to maintain you’ve got responsibilities. The beat goes on.

-Pedro Alvarez (Pirates) is coming to the big leagues. [The Hardball Times]
-Chipper Jones is pretty seriously considering retirement. [Ump Bump]
-A good read on Manny and David Ortiz’s past of playing together. []
-Times are looking up for the Washington Nationals. [Jayson Stark – ESPN]
-Ken Rosenthal mentions the Reds making a play for Cliff Lee. [FOX Sports]
-Troy Tulowitzski returned to the lineup last night and hit a bomb. [All Things Rockies]
-Another big night for the Rays offensively, this time in Atlanta. [DRays Bay]
-Meet Jordan Smith, the Reds latest call for bullpen help. [Redleg Nation]