The NFL won't shorten Pacman Jones' season-long suspension, but they will continue to pay him in singles.

Greg Maddux set a major league record by winning his 17th Gold Glove. Sorry, Brooks.


Even more impressive, Maddux didn't need Lee May's help.

I can't think of May without picturing him getting thrown out by half a step. Again.

As a kid, I'd occasionally try to emulate his stance, which meant shaking the bat back and forth while waiting for the pitch – pretty much what any Little League coach will try to stop you from doing.

Going back to Gold Gloves, Ichiro Suzuki, Torii Hunter and Grady Sizemore were 2007 recipients among American League outfielders. As expected, Nick Markakis couldn't crack that group. But his play warranted one. He'll just have to wait.

The Orioles have an aversion to announcing minor league transactions, but the Cubs confirmed this week that they also surrendered Single-A pitcher Jacaob Renshaw as part of the Steve Trachsel deal. And here's further proof:

Orioles | Renshaw acquired

Tue, 6 Nov 2007 00:57:34 -0800

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports the

have acquired minor-league P

from the

to complete the deal that sent SP

to Chicago.

So the Cubs gave up Renshaw, 21, Scott Moore and Rocky Cherry for a guy who went 1-3 with an 8.31 ERA, was left off the playoff roster and allowed to become a free agent. We'll give this one to the Orioles, no matter how the three acquisitions do. Just don't get too excited about Renshaw, who was 12-8 with a 4.33 ERA in 23 games at Peoria. The Cubs aren't tossing him into the pile this late if he was a legitimate prospect. Trachsel isn't going to bring THAT much of a return.

Moore will be an interesting figure to track in spring training next year. The Orioles want to give him a shot at third base, though the position currently is occupied by a veteran with a no-trade clause. They'll move him around, as they did late in the season, to see if he can fill a utility role. But they were intrigued by his play at third.