Miguel Tejada kept pipe dreams warm from Boston to Chicago to Queens this weekend. (The Sox and Yanks have also reached out to Roger Clemens' agents too.) After all, who wouldn't love to add Miggy to their team? But for now, it's just fodder, as the Orioles seem intent on keeping their star shortstop.
Meanwhile, in a bit of in-house intrigue, according to an ESPN report, the Yankees will not permit catcher Jorge Posada to play in the World Baseball Classic this spring. Steve Lombardi thinks this is fishy:
It's a three week tournament being played the same time as Spring Training. I don't see how it's OK for Jeter, Cano and A-Rod to take on this work, but, it's an extra hardship for Jorge.
Every once in a while I hear whispers about how some in the Yankees front office do not like Posada. I'm not sure why and/or over what. But, because I have heard this more than once, I have to wonder if this objection is a way to give Jorge some grief. If so, it's a story that I hope gets told someday. It would be interesting to know.
I have to say that I've got very little interest in the WBC tournament. That could change, of course, but right now, I'm most concerned about a star player hurting themselves, and subsequently gumming-up the works for his Major League team as a result.