Adam Dunn wasn't signed for peanuts -- he likely would have stayed in Washington for around $40 million back in May -- but by getting him inked early, the White Sox beat out some possible suitors who are waiting for other deals to drop.
Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.
The draft is always a youth movement of sorts, as teams add young talent to their systems. But Buster Olney writes that some teams also clearly view the draft as a chance to make their big league roster better, and soon.