A very brief edition for various reasons that no one cares about...
- The deals for Ted Lilly
and Daryle Ward
were officially announced today. Lilly gets a $4 million signing bonus, $5 million in 2007, $7 million in 2008 and $12 million in 2009 and 2010, which should make him virtually untradeable by that point. Daryle Ward's deal is for one year and it was rumored to be for $1.05 million. It does include a mutual option for 2008.
- Ken Rosenthal speculates that the Brewers might make
a run at Jeff Suppan.
- The Cubs are looking for an assistant GM
to help Hendry. As the article notes, Hendry has 5 "special assistants to the GM", but all are scouts. The assistant GM, much like Hendry under Macphail when he had the role, would likely help negotiate deals amongst other activities. This probably has more to due with Hendry's health problems, but if said new assistant GM knows how to manage a 40-man roster, that would be a nice bonus.
- Speaking of Hendry, a Q&A with SI.com can be found here.
Happy Holidays, if you're out Christmas shopping for me, a PS3 would be nice!!!