THT Daily: Around the leagueby Bryan Tsao
March 04, 2008
Through the looking glass - Matthew Cerrone takes us into the Mets locker room at Port St. Lucie.
Drops in for a double... - Viva El Birdos takes a quick and dirty look at the Cardinals' outfield defense the past three seasons and finds a car wreck.
Devil's advocate - JC Bradbury mounts about as compelling a defense as possible for the Marlins' extremely cheap business practices.
Bad day - Noah Lowry walked nine Rangers yesterday, threw two balls to the backstop and one over the first baseman's head on a pickoff throw, all in just one-plus innings.
Rockies sign Hawpe - The deal, which is being reported at $17 million over three years, would cover his arbitration years, with a club option on 2011, his first year of free agency. Posters at Purple Row seem satisfied with the deal.
Reds sign Patterson, Hairston - The Reds have been doing a lot of good bargain hunting lately, nabbing Corey Patterson and Jerry Hairston Jr. on minor league deals yesterday. Justin Inaz seems happy enough to have Patterson on the team. The Red Reporter is not as stoked after looking at the Reds' roster situation.
Domincans demand Classic venue - The Dominican Republic is threatening to pull out of the 2009 World Baseball Classic if they don't get to host any of the games, MLB.com reports.
Roundtable! - I love roundtables, and Two Guys Who Never Agree got together guys like our own John Brattain and Geoff Young, along with the likes of Voros McCracken and Craig Calcaterra, to kick around the state of the game, steroids and who should sign Barry Bonds.
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