Any life left in these old bats?
Just days before the '06 HOF election results are announced, several active players with Cooperstown credentials are still looking for work, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The list of job seekers includes the usual array of characters. There are Scott Boras clients (Jeff Weaver and Julian Tavarez), recent non-tenders (Josh Fogg), lefty lifers (Buddy Groom) and spare-part veterans (Carlos Baerga, Jose Offerman and Daryle Ward) in search of just the right fit.
There was a time when the game's biggest names spent the month of January monitoring their stock portfolios and polishing their golf swings. No more. They've joined the ranks of the baseball proletariat.
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