Good morning from the David Tyree Great Catch International Airport in New Jersey. I’m in Terminal A having just dropped $4 for two newspapers and an orange juice.
The Dodgers are close to a waivers deal with Greg Maddux. Two semi-irate Yankees fans e-mailed last night wondering why the Yankees didn’t get him.
Two reasons: The Dodgers could claim him first because the Yankees have a better record. Plus Maddux would not approve a trade to New York, even for a few weeks.
I am a little surprised that Brian Cashman hasn’t made a move for some manner of starter. But there’s probably a lot of blocking going on and those teams that do have starters to trade (like Seattle) are unreasonable.
It’s going to be very interesting to see who starts on Saturday in Baltimore. Can you actually run Carl Pavano out there after a few AA starts? Desperate times …
They’re calling the flight. Check back later for the lineup and other updates from the Rogers Centre.