Here’s what’s going on as of today in baseball. If you thought that baseball was going away until spring, you were wrong. :-)
Have no fear, I’ll be keeping you all updated throughout the "off" season.
1. Red Sox have their celebration for winning the World Series. Woooooooo! Go Sox! World Champions!
3. Here is a (very) brief list of people who will be moving in the not-too-distant future because of free agency (other than Joe Torre): Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Torii Hunter. A fantastic player, a pariah, and an above-average slugger. My prediction: A-Rod will end up wherever Torre ends up, Hunter will likely go to the Yankees (assuming they can’t re-sign a good amount of their talent), and Bonds will end up being a DH in some small-market lineup (with a significant cut in pay) … if he’s signed at all.
4. What is the future for Sox 3B Mike Lowell? He has an impressive resume, and he more than deserves to stay in Boston. Period. So he’s a little older than the Sox might like, but let’s throw the guy a bone here: he was one of the most important pieces of Boston’s postseason run (6-for-15 with 6 runs and 4 RBIs in the World Series alone, including a solo home run that spelled the difference in Game 4). In this fan’s opinion, Lowell needs to stay in Boston.
5. See a complete list of off-season free agents. What I like about this site is that they also include free agents in the Japanese League.