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notes on a slow day

you've heard by now that the marlins pulled out of their deal with texas and are now set to trade beckett/lowell to boston for prospects. you may also have heard that the mets called a press conference to announce that billy wagner remains unsigned. . . . . and that's about it. nothing else happin'. holiday weekend upon us, and the hot stove seems to be shutting down.

there was some lively discussion at the november meeting of the broeg chapter of sabr last night. head over to fungoes . . . .

DCRedbird pointed out a very helpful link we missed to Federal Baseball's thoughts on the marquis-for-wilkerson idea. they don't think much of wilkerson but think even less of marquis . . . .

finally, if you liked this morning's chat with the artificial brain, Bleed Cubbie Blue followed our lead and had a conversation with same. learned, among other things, about jim hendry's acting career and somebody named elevator bacon collins. . . . .