From the Slow News Day dept.:
What do you call 53 people sitting around a TV watching the Super Bowl?
The Chicago Bears.
- I missed this one but Jim didn't. According to the The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Sox wanted to sign Tadahito to a multiyear deal this spring but they used the money and signed Dye.
- Joe Borchard got a minor-league contract and a spring training invite from the Atlanta Braves.
- MLBTR looks at the needs and luxuries of the Sox.
- Hot Stove: The Mets signed reliever Matt Wise to a 1-year deal. -- The Mariners are close to signing Carlos Silva. USS Mariner doesn't like it.
- OT: Peter Jackson will make 2 Hobbit movies. Yeah!