Ives is reporting that Shalrie Joseph is a Goat no longer after a trade to the Sounders.
Borjous has been a Draysbay favorite since his minor league days and I believe he is a perfect target for the Rays organization. First he is young and controllable for a number of years. He is 25 and will only be 26 on opening day 2013. He is still a year plus away from the arbitration process and would be under team control through the 2016 season.
Portland has joined San Antonio, Denver, Charlotte, and Sacramento in the pursuit of Tyrus Thomas, with one person familiar with the situation characterizing the Blazers as "close" to finding a workable scenario. Rival execs have contradicted that account, saying the Bulls are telling them they need to sweeten their offers. Chicago is seeking a quality draft pick in addition to cap relief. Denver and Charlotte have conditional 2010 second-round picks from previous trades, and Denver also could offer a second-round pick that can be swapped with the Clippers.