March 14, 2008
Gotta love when real baseball mirrors the fantasy world. Here's the rundown: Chicago and San Francisco are trying to engineer a trade that will bring Joe Crede to the Bay Area. However, according to the White Sox, the Giants keep offering players that mysteriously end up booted from the team a few days later. Proposed trades have included Scott Williamson (recently cut) and Randy Messenger (recently optioned.)
You can't blame the Sox for bellyaching. It's bad enough when someone in your office league tries that bush league stuff, let alone Brian Sabean. [MLB Trade Rumors]
Elsewhere in the baseball blogosphere ...
• How's this for an achievement? Former Reds pitcher Frank Pastore once ate 4 1/2 pounds of steak in under 10 minutes. [Red Reporter]
• Fridays are always better with a good Lenny Dykstra story. [The 700 Level]
• Here are the origins for all 30 MLB names. Had no idea the Indians were named through a newspaper contest. [Benson Pebbles]
• Camp Tiger Claw saves us all a bunch of time with this comprehensive injury update. [Walkoff Walk]
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