THT Daily: Around the leagueby Bryan Tsao
January 10, 2008
Santana to Mets? - Aaron Gleeman breaks down the rumored Johan Santana to Mets deals from the Twins' perspective, and finds them lacking.
Fantasy smackdown - RotoAuthority weighs in on the Hanley Ramirez vs. Jose Reyes debate.
Peer review - Tango Tiger brings us the opportunity to help review an academic paper (from Harvard, no less) on park effects.
Yankees ready to walk away from Santana - Really, you don't say? I think the fact that they haven't made a deal yet says this all on its own.
"Giants at .500 not completely impossible" - I just loved the headline and had to pass it on. The A's (and some other teams) don't look great either, but at least there's hope for the future. Is it just me, or are the Giants becoming the Orioles west?
Sticker shock - Cubs fans and other analysts seem to think the Cubs would be paying too much the rumored Brian Roberts for Sean Gallagher, Sean Marshall and Ronny Cedeno deal.
Congressional steroid hearings postponed - Maybe they found some real work to do.
Rickey in '09 - Rickey Henderson looks to headline with 2009 Hall of Fame ballot, with David Cone the only other nominee likely to generate the five percent of the vote to stay on the ballot. Jim Rice is heading into his last year on the ballot, and also looks to slide in just before the tag.
Trader Beane - Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle weighs in on possible deals for Joe Blanton, Huston Street and Mark Ellis.
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