THT Daily: Around the leagueby Bryan Tsao
January 24, 2008
Fantasy guide kick-off - For people who are just itching to get a leg up on the competition, CBS Sportsline has its Fantasy Baseball Guide up and running. Bookmark this as they update it.
Progressive Field - Biz of Baseball analyzes the new naming rights deal between the Indians and Progressive Insurance.
Looking east - The Dodgers and Padres will play two exhibition games in China's Olympic baseball stadium this March to promote baseball in the world's largest country.
Padres extend Towers - The Padres extended general manager Kevin Towers through 2010.
Rays extend Shields - Tampa Bay extended promising young pitcher James Shields to an innovative contract that involves four-years and $12 million guaranteed, with an additional three team options that could bring the total value of the deal to over $40 million. Rays of Light reacts.
March to 70 wins - The Pirates signed retreads Jaret Wright, Casey Fossum and Hector Carrasco to minor league deals.
Valuing Clay - Continuing the fantasy theme, Tim Dierkes takes a crack at valuing Clay Buchholz for this season.
Big spender - The Yankees had a record $218 million payroll last season.
Roberts rumors - MLB Trade Rumors brings us the latest.
Florida stadium update - Fish Stripes breaks down the latest agreement between the team and the local and state governments, and a new legal challenge to the stadium project.
Where's Chuck? - Federal investigators are apparently having trouble finding Chuck Knoblauch to serve him with a subpeona to appear before Congress.
Bryan Tsao is the editor of The Hardball Times website. He welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions for both himself and the site via email.