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Thursday, February 16, 2006
Pickoff Moves, Bedtime Edition
Draft Pick PositioningJim Callis lets us know what the Dodgers get from the Angels as a result of the Jeff Weaver signing. First, they get the Angels' first-round draft pick, 26th overall, and a supplemental first-round pick, 31st overall. Second, the Nationals get bumped because Hector Carrasco was a Type B free agent, and so Washington gets a second-round pick, 70th overall. The Angels will recover somewhat, though, because Paul Byrd cost the Indians a first-round pick at 25th overall, so in that sense they actually moved up the ladder a bit, ignoring any first-round sandwich picks.
Brian's Back With Angels Spring Training PhotosHere!
Number 3!Brandon Wood's gonna sport a number 3 on his back in spring training. Now that's a ballplayer's number! The only other single-digit players are Adam Kennedy (2), Chone Figgins (9), and Maicer Izturis (6). Doesn't necessarily mean anything, but still... they don't usually give out low numbers to nobodies.
- Gagné's throwing curveballs!
- Izturis wants his old job back!
- Jon's apoplectic that Scott Erickson found a job with the Yankees!
- Okay, enough with the exclamation points. Benjie Gil got a minor league deal with the Royals? Judging by his Google results, he doesn't even have that freakishly devoted fan anymore...
Jon's In SI AgainThis time it's all about the non-differences between Ned Colletti and Paul DePodesta.
I'm *delighted* that the Yankees signed Scott Erickson. Let's hope he has almost as good a year with the Yanks as he did with the Dodgers.