Thursday, January 12, 2006
Pickoff Moves, Post-Lunchtime Edition
Angels Look To Long-Term YoungstersJohn Lackey, Francisco Rodriguez, Scot Shields, and Chone Figgins are all on Bill Stoneman's list of players to sew up for long-term deals, according to the Times.
A Little HumorIn today's Times:
Little said he didn't know the circumstances of Murray's falling out with Indian Manager Eric Wedge.
"I haven't asked him, and at the same time, he hasn't asked me why I left Pedro Martinez in that game," Little said, referring to his ill-fated decision as Boston Red Sox manager to stay with his starting pitcher in Game 7 of the 2003 American League championship series.
Gagné Throwing Off Flat Ground, Other Dodger Injury Notes
- In that same article, Dodgers closer Eric Gagné is throwing 60 feet off flat ground, and should be ready for spring training.
- Rafael Furcal should also be ready for spring training after his arthroscopic knee surgery. We'll see about that...
- Jon forwards a Ken Gurnick article indicating that J.D. Drew's shoulder is slow to heal, and won't be throwing hard in spring training.
Bradley Signs With A'sMilton Bradley's contract situation with the A's became finalized when he signed a one-year, $3M deal with the team. More on this at Jon's, including news that he's divorcing his wife, Monique, and wants joint custody of his three-month-old son.
Joint custody means just that. Joint, not full. Just a clarification. Great stuff as always.