John Sickels has a discussion thread on the NL Central up today over at Minor League Ball.
At Beyond the Boxscore, Marc Normandin has a very stat-heavy look at what he calls the Ray Lankford Wing of the Hall of Fame -- basically, what he describes as "is a place for the 'no real shot at the Hall of Fame, but a great career nonetheless' players, like Lankford." There are a number of recent Cubs in his "wing", including Ron Santo, Mark Grace and Rick Reuschel.
South Side Sox reports on a rumor that the White Sox were going to pounce into the Tejada deal if Mark Prior had been dealt to the Orioles -- which we have been told wasn't going to happen anyway, but it had to do with the Sox' interest in acquiring Prior:
And checking that Boston Globe article, we find:
All moot now, of course. But isn't this sort of thing what the Hot Stove League is all about?