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Assorted afternoon notes

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Feb 02, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

These are slow days in MLB land, especially since it seems that everyone I know is either focused on this or this. Worry not – baseball will be front and center soon enough.

A few random nuggets for you this afternoon:

• Johnny Damon’s saga is slowly becoming comical. Word out of Detroit now seems to be that the Tigers are mildly interested, though that’s hardly a guarantee. Most interesting to me is that Scott Boras (as well as most agents) will often refuse to identify specific teams that may or may not be interested in their clients. Suddenly, however, Boras is openly discussing Damon and the Tigers – a move that could be emblematic of the desperate nature of Damon’s situation.

A year ago, Bobby Abreu left the Yankees and – after waiting and waiting and waiting – signed with the Angels for a fraction of his former contract on Feb. 12. What’s that adage about history repeating itself?

• The Yankees made some changes in their minor-league managing ranks. Former Charleston manager Torre Tyson has been promoted to manage the Tampa Yankees and RiverDogs hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will get his first managing job in Charleston. One would assume that Colbrunn won’t often be bringing his World Series ring to work.

• Like baseball cards? I never really got into them much (though I did like the chewing gum), but apparently Upper Deck is being sued by MLB. Money, money, money.

• Great responses to Jeff’s tech post. We’re trying our best to make this site the best both in content and ease-of-use, and we absolutely want all your feedback. Jeff’s e-mail is jmarx@lohud.com and hopefully we’ll have him check in on here with some kind regularity (monthly?) so that he can address any common questions/concerns.

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