Let's get right into this mornings links.
-Mike Ashmore has the scoop: Brandon Laird is heading to AAA. Laird hit .290 with 23 home runs and 90 RBI's for Trenton this season. Thunder manager Tony Franklin had an interesting quote (via Ashmore's twitter)
"Let's see if he's going to perform great at AAA. If he does, there's a chance he might be looking at MLB very soon."
-Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers were in discussion about a possible three way deal that would make Mike Lowell a Yankee. Pete Abe, you aren't as stupid as people thought you were.
-Jayson Stark, Jeff Passan, Bob Nightengale, and Joel Sherman all list their trade deadline winners and losers. Similarities in the first three? Yankees are winners. Rays are losers. Sherman doesn't list the Yankees or Rays as winners or losers.