The Phillies make a commitment they might regret, Jimy Williams makes
decisions that Astros’ fans might regret, and the Twins and Orioles sever some
ties, without regret.
It’s the bottom of the seventh, and the visiting team has just made its second
pitching change of the inning. The Obey-o-Tron flashes a meager assortment of
information on the new guy, none of it from Michael Wolverton or Keith
Woolner. How can you figure out if the reliever is carrying a bucket of water
or a gas pump? Derek explains.
The owner of the most famous Achilles’ tendon since…well, Achilles…took to the mound for ten pitches on Wednesday. Will has a report on how it went, along
with updates on two hamstrings, one oblique strain, and a resolution to The
Saga of Preston Wilson.
Since taking over the Angels less than two years ago, Arte Moreno has made
contract commitments of more than $200 million in an effort to fill Angels
Stadium and push his new team back to the World Series. Tuesday’s agreement to
pay Garret Anderson $48 million from 2005-08 is just the latest big-money
signing. Joe Sheehan examines the deal.