Maybe Ozzie isn't as crazy as I thought. Nahhh, it's probably the winter weather:
"Yeah," he said without hesitation. "If Jerry Owens plays the way we think he can play ... I like the way he played last year.
Cabrera can be a leadoff hitter. Believe me, I want my leadoff hitter to get on base. I don't want a leadoff hitter to steal bases. The only way you are going to steal bases is if you are there. If you get on base, you have Thome, [Paul] Konerko and [Jermaine] Dye hitting behind you. We should score a lot of runs, but we have to get on base first."
- Jim on SoxFest, and the Sox speed without speed approach.
- DFA'd Sox reliever David Aardsma was traded to the Red Sox for minor-league relievers Willy Mota and Miguel Socolovich. Here's the press release. Mota and Soco are expected to go to Class-A.
- Scott Merkin on Brian Anderson: "I heard three teams from the National League have some interest."
- Dino-news: The Seattle Mariners MLB.com reporter says "The White Sox and Angels have expressed interest in the veteran slugger [Carl Everett], but he remains unsigned." Everett currently is on the roster of the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Seems Kenny can't let go!
- The latest on the Erik Bedard to Seattle, Adam Jones to Baltimore trade.
- Mike Pindelski on 2008 Paulie.
- THT's John Walsh looks at Tango's 'Fan Scouting report'. And Tango's Sabermetric Archive Links (like BaseBoogle (aka Baseball via Google) that searches only Baseball Analytic sites).