Posting will be light this weekend, but I wanted to leave you with a fresh topic, courtesy of Scott Lauber of the News Journal. [Link]
Lauber writes: Asked if he'd consider starting the season in the minors, Eaton said, "If we get to that point, I'll be released. And I don't think that's the end of the world by any means. It would be kind of prudent not to trade for me. I'm not going to accept another assignment. It doesn't take a rocket scientist for another GM to maybe wait and take your shot at getting me for less than a trade would be."
Beerleaguer: The days of gambling $24 million on borderline replacement-level starters – the Eatons, the Miltons -- are done and done. Baseball has universally flushed the toilet on overvalued free agents and have rolled back guaranteed years for veteran pitchers. You’ll never see three-year contracts extended to pitchers like Eaton again. As for his future, even baseball's worst team shouldn't bother wasting the minor league roster space on him. He's too old and can't pitch.