Anybody can say they are going to follow a sound
economic model by sticking with mid-level free agents
and not over-committing too much money to a handful of
players. The trouble is, a team then has to sign the
right mid-level free agents. Over the last few
years, the Orioles have not. Can they get out on the
right track this time around wonders Thom Loverro of
the Washington Times.
Curt Schilling still follows the Phillies -- his old
team -- very closely, so he was excited for them when
they landed flamethrowing closer Billy Wagner. He was
happy for them until he realized something about that
deal, writes Jim Salisbury of the Philadelphia
Trade Nick Johnson? That's what rumor has the Yankees
doing -- usually in exchange for a front-line pitcher
like Schilling or Javier Vasquez. Kevin Kernan of the
New York Post thinks this would be folly for the
Yankees. Kernan points out that owner George
Steinbrenner is the man behind this terrible idea.
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