-P- Ed Eagle issues a mea culpa about his reporting about Wardell Starling and Jesse Chavez last week. Basically, Starling is eligible for the Rule 5 draft, and Chavez isn't. The article also includes a quote about the situation from Dave Littlefield:
Naturally, he doesn't really answer the question of why Starling wasn't protected, or why Starling wasn't kept instead of any one of about ten worthless players currently on the roster.
-P- WTM imagines a meeting in which the Cubs' management discusses Alfonso Soriano and the Pirates.
-P- The Pirates have made a few minor signings to improve their talent-deprived Class A teams. The only really interesting one is Ronald Belisario, who threw extremely hard and had solid minor-league stats as a young Marlins prospect before missing the last two years with injuries.
-P- Honest Wagner has a great post up explaining one reason why we shouldn't care about Adam Dunn's strikeouts.