THT Daily: Around the leagueby Bryan Tsao
February 19, 2008
Schilling restates his case - Curt Schilling fired back at the Red Sox for not letting him have surgery on his shoulder. A nice in-depth piece by the Boston Globe.
Jay Bruce may start season in minors - The Dusty Baker Experience has only just begun in Cincinnati.
On announcing- Bleed Cubbie Blue interviews Bob Brenley on being an announcer. Not a bad interview overall. My favorite exchange:
BCB: How much interaction do you have with the team? Are you able to give advice -- is it encouraged or discouraged? Do the players ask?
BB: I have daily access to the players and coaches. A few guys have asked, "what do you see?" when talking about their swing. I've talked to a few pitchers about pitch selection in general. I don't volunteer advice because I know no one knows better than the coaches what is going on with their own guys. I would never step on those toes.
Hunter Pence walks through door - Literally.
Hope springs eternal - Rich Harden throws; A's fans get pulled back in.
Kinsler signs new deal - The Texas Rangers have reportedly signed second baseman Ian Kinsler to a five-year extension, ESPN reports. The deal would buy out his last three arbitration years and his first free agent year, with a club option on his second.
Astros linked with Chacon - In their probably pointless drive for .500, the Astros are close to signing Shawn Chacon to join their rotation.
Five things I didn't know... about Tim Dierkes - If you're a baseball fan and you use the Internet, Tim Dierkes is probably prominently involved in your life. Being a typical Californian (in this regard), I'm borderline appalled that someone so virtually close to me wrote this:
2. I love fast food. So much that I might start a blog about it one day. I love Arby's, Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and most things like that.For our sake, Tim, don't get a heart attack or diabetes!
Fantasy mailbag - Speaking of Tim, email him your fantasy baseball questions for his new weekly mailbag on THT! Perhaps you could also suggest your favorite healthy food options, or maybe where to buy a bike helmet.
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