With the sports world consumed by the prospects of Brett Favre playing elsewhere this season, a few other player movements involving big names are overshadowed. Among them:
* Ken Griffey Jr. maybe/probably to the Chicago White Sox. The Reds and White Sox appeared to have agreed but Junior has last say-so. And for a change it's not just about the money. The 38-year-old Griffey is hitting .345 this season with 15 home runs. The White Sox lead the AL Central but are in a scramble with the Twins while the Reds are out of it.
* Manny Ramirez isn't exactly under the radar but we're mentioning him because he had good-naturedly suggested a trade for himself for Brett Favre. Reportedly, Ramirez joked to ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas: "I should go to Green Bay straight up and they should send Brett Favre to Boston. That will end two soap operas at the same time," Ramirez told Rojas. Seriously, the Florida Marlins who are battling the Mets and Phillies in the NL East are the latest hot rumor to surface regarding Ramirez.
* Denver Broncos safety John Lynch, a seven-time Pro Bowler in Denver and Tampa Bay, is saying he's out of Denver. Lynch appears to be out of the nickel and dime packages in the Broncos defense which means he'd essentially be a run-support safety and he's apparently not happy with that. It remains to be seen if Lynch, 37, winds up on another team or tries to break into broadcasting.