MLB.com says yes. But why?
[Brandon] Inge dives into the pool of available third basemen, which continues to be circled by the Giants, Angels, Dodgers, Phillies and White Sox.
The Cubs and White Sox are the suitors who appear poised to plunge deepest into the bidding for the left-handed hitting outfielder widely considered Japan's top hitter. The smaller-budget San Diego Padres also plan to bid with the hope that geography becomes a factor.Fukudome decided he'll play for a MLB team next year. UPDATE: Seems Fuku hasn't decided yet.
- Carl-o-rama! Jim lists his favorite Carl cartoon strips. Add the one where BA killed a lion and the one where he worked on the kitchen of a restaurant.
- Agent dept.: BA's agent doesn't want BA to face breaking balls! -- Coco Crisp's agent says Crisp wants to be a starter.
- ZiPS dept.: Miguel Cabrera's projection: .319/.409/.556 -- Andruw Jones' projection: .249/.344/.503
- Hot Stove dept.: Tadahito may sign a 2-year deal with the Rockies. Milton Bradley about to sign a 1-year deal with the Padres.