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News & Notes: Pitcher Jeff Suppan posted for sale on eBay

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Jeff Suppan's(notes) stats for the Brewers aren't very good — 5-6, 4.86, 1.66 — but I still don't think they're bad enough to work around the zero tolerance for human trafficking that I assume eBay has in place. [Home Run Derby]

• Sports Illustrated just polled players on the managers they'd least like to play for and the top four — Lou Piniella, Ozzie Guillen, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre — have all won World Series. Feel free to draw your own conclusions. [View From The Bleachers]

• The depth-deprived Yankees have traded for Pittsburgh's Eric Hinske(notes), making that the fifth team in four seasons for the pride of Menasha, Wisconsin. [YFSF]

• When Hinske dons the pinstripes for the first time, he'll have played for every AL East team except the Orioles. [Bugs & Cranks]

J.C. Romero(notes) could be facing battery charges down in Florida for his alleged Barkley-type encounter (sans window) with a fan. [Phillies Nation]

Andre Ethier's(notes) grip on the The Walkoff King crown remains tight. [TrueBlueLA]

• Baltimore's Brad Bergersen as a darkhorse candidate for AL ROY? [Mr. Irrelevant]

• This is probably the weirdest baseball card rap video I've ever seen and it's possibly not safe for your work. Trading baseball cards for sex? I feel pretty confident in saying that's never for anyone, anywhere. [Blue Heaven]

• The Pittsburgh Pirates, good for what ails you — or at least the Cubs. [Bleed Cubbie Blue]

• The Mark DeRosa(notes) trade could end up looking really smart for the Cardinals at the end of the season if he's classified as a Type A free agent in the NL. [MLB Trade Rumors]

• An essential if sometimes forgotten truth of baseball: Sometimes the other pitcher is really, really good (and named Tim Lincecum(notes)). [Viva El Birdos]

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