THT Daily: Attritionby Bryan Tsao
February 08, 2008
Sweet deal - Apparently, Johan Santana's deal is more favorable to the Mets than originally reported, with some of the money being deferred.
Schilling hurt - Red Sox starter Curt Schilling has a partially torn rotator cuff and could miss at least half the season, the Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox reportedly tried to recover some or all of his contract, which seems to indicate a rather negative prognosis. Schilling responds on his blog, saying that he thought rest over the offseason would heal his shoulder.
Yankees to keep naming rights - At least for now, the Yankees will not sell naming rights to their new $1.3 billion stadium.
Reds eying Blanton - Perhaps gearing up for a playoff run, the Reds are exploring a deal to acquire Joe Blanton from the A's. Details are sketchy so far, but both Reds and A's fans seem to agree that it would probably take at least one of Jay Bruce, Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey or Joey Votto to get him.
Ripple effect - Could the Santana deal portend a Scott Kazmir trade before next season?
The Rice Effect - Speaking of ripples, what could Jim Rice's growing support for the Hall of Fame mean to other hopefuls?
Escobar out - Word has it that Kelvim Escobar will begin the season on the disabled list with no timetable set for his return. Halo's Heaven has either Ervin Santana or Joe Saunders stepping up to take his place.
Yankees infield - LoHud breaks down the Yankees' roster battles in the infield going into spring training.
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