Links for Monday...
- The scouts Buster Olney talked to absolutely adore Stephen Strasburg. One of them said, "Right now, he's better than A.J. Burnett." There's no way the Nationals can pass on a talent like this.
- WEEI's Alex Speier compares Jon Lester's record-breaking contract to others given to young pitchers.
- Jim Baumbach of Newsday talked to Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado, who promoted Ivan Rodriguez and noted that assistant GM Tony Bernazard observed the catcher's four-hit, two home run performance in Puerto Rico Saturday.
- ESPN's Peter Gammons notes the affordability of Boston's pitching staff.