THT Daily: Fun and gamesby Bryan Tsao
February 05, 2008
Aybar jailed - Rays infielder Willy Aybar is apparently behind bars in the Dominican Republic after being charged with domestic violence. The guys at Rays of Light don't think that he'll be back with the team come Opening Day.
Plunking Jeff Kent for fun - A little old, but RotoNation investigates 's claim that he once had Kent beaned to help his fantasy team. Hat tip to Tim Dierkes at RotoAuthority.
Projecting Santana - Amazin' Avenue is doing a community projection of Johan Santana. Think they're excited about him? All the projections so far have him posting an ERA under 3.00. What a time to be a New York sports fan.
More stadium shenanigans - The Cubs Reporter explains how Cubs owner Sam Zell could benefit by selling Wrigley Field to the state for $1.
Checked optimism - Over at USS Mariner, Derek Zumsteg plays with Diamond Mind and the new ZiPS projections for the Mariners and doesn't like what he finds.
In Google veritas - FishStripes reports that the Marlins are only the seventh most Googled team in Miami.
Nationals' treasure - The Baltimore Sun takes a look inside the new Nationals' stadium. Apparently it's a generic mallpark with a great view of the Capitol. Sounds pretty good to me.
Facebook for sports - Sports technology pioneers MLB Advanced Media are at it again, starting up a social networking site for sports fans. If anyone there is reading this ... I'm a Web 2.0 savvy product manager/user experience researcher who will be finishing grad school and looking for a job in a couple months.
PED suspensions lead to visa problems - The State Department is apparently reviewing the visas of foreign MLB players who have been suspended for PED use, citing the controlled nature of many of the substances.
Tigers lock up Granderson - The deal will run for five years and around $30 million, further solidifying what should be an amazing young offensive core for the Tigers.
Pirates ink Sanchez - Pittsburgh extended former All-Star second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the tune of three years and $19 million. In his spare time, Sanchez serves as the third string infield option for fantasy teams across the United States.
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