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Sunday Open Thread

  • Various Post-Dispatch figures discussed, over the weekend, their respective choices for last-name-guy-on-the-payroll. I was hoping—sniff—that it would be Jim Edmonds, but with that dream dashed the usual names, Felipe Lopez and John Smoltz, top the list. Mainly I'm just happy to know that it probably won't be Reed Johnson, who has seemed all this time like a considerably worse bet than our own Rick Ankiel
  • Prospect fans who've struggled through this long, dark offseason with little top-end talent to talk about will be happy to know that John Sickels's prospect annual is now shipping.
  • I was sad to see Kurt Warner retire, but with the danger of concussions seemingly becoming more and more apparent by the day I can't blame him. I don't know much about football, but I'd be hard-pressed to come up with a weirder-looking Hall of Fame career than this one.
  • Nothing has ever made me want to be considered a baseball "professional" more than this demo for Bloomberg's new baseball data tool. Make it happen, SBN.