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The CBT is now an important part of baseball's economic
From my perspective, even though it costs us, the stronger the
CBT is in the future, the stronger the sport is going to be. It is
a much more productive form of taxation than that of strictly
revenue taxation because the economic incentives for teams are not
Everyone knew he was the captain before, it was actually acknowledged, but I think it's a great honor that the Red sox were able to put the 'C' on his jersey and officially call him the captain of the team," said veteran knuckleballer Tim WakefieldJason becomes the first Red Sox captain since Jim Rice in 1989.
I'm extremely honored right now. I don't really know what to say. You add all these things together with it being Christmas Eve, a special day, but to have that honor, to hold this honor in this city and this region, for this team, is something I'll wear proudly," said Varitek. "For me, I can't change. I lead by my position, by what I do, by what I believe in."
You know, I'm at a stage in my career where, obviously, I could probably still play..John Valentin on becoming a minor league hitting coach.
Sox sign Wade Miller to a one year deal.
The Red Sox were right on it from the beginning," Garber said. "They flew him to
town and made him feel welcome. That's what Theo Epstein does. He makes players
feel wanted, and they want to come here."
The book on Wade:
After a slow start, Wade was one of the best pitchers down the stretch for the Astros in 2003. For the season, Wade was 14-13 with a 4.13 ERA, throwing a team-high 187.1 innings. However, over his final 14 starts of the year, Wade was 9-4 and allowed four or more earned runs only twice while pitching six or more innings 10 times.
After leading the Astros in wins (16), ERA (3.40) and innings pitched in 2001 en route to being named the team's Pitcher of the Year, Wade came back with yet another strong season in 2002. Despite missing more than a month of the season due to a pinched nerve in his neck, Wade went 15-4 with a 3.28 ERA. His 15 victories ranked second on the Astros and tied for 10th in the league. He also ranked second on the Astros in ERA, games started (26), innings pitched (164.1) and strikeouts (144). After coming off the disabled list in late May, Wade went on to win 15 of 16 starts, including a 12-game winning streak from June 10-Sept. 21. Wade dominated most opponents during the streak and ended the season holding opposing batters to a .219 average.
Wade throws his fastball in the mid 90s in addition to a sharp curveball and slider that he keeps low in the strike zone. A 20th-round draft choice in 1996, Wade made his debut with the Astros in 2000, going 6-6 with two complete games. Wade had 89 strikeouts in 105 innings pitched.
"This is a dream come true," said Roberts, who has lived in San Diego County since he was 12. "After winning the World Series you don't think it can get any better, but it has."
"As far as we're concerned, (it was) one of the biggest stolen bases in baseball history," Boston general manager Theo Epstein said. "We went from potentially getting swept to winning the World Series for the first time in 86 years."
"When everyone in the ballpark knows you're going to steal against Rivera, it's pretty tough," he said. "Thank God I was safe. That was a great chapter in my life, but I can't express how excited I am to put on a Padres uniform.
"There are no issues [remaining].
"We have a couple of i's to dot and t's to cross, but nothing major, there is pretty much a deal in place.
"We should finish up the terms [Friday night] or [Saturday] and he'll have to take a physical probably early next week."
|Top Shortstop Rankings
|1. Miguel Tejada, BAL||82.89||65.34||+17.55||162||.311||107||34||150||4|
|2. Jimmy Rollins, PHI||77.71||52.95||+24.76||154||.289||119||14||73||30|
|3. Michael Young, TEX||77.27||72.85||+4.42||160||.313||114||22||99||12|
|4. Derek Jeter, NYY||73.41||54.66||+18.75||154||.292||111||23||78||23|
|5. Carlos Guillen, DET||70.83||38.70||+32.13||136||.318||97||20||97||12|
|6. Cesar Izturis, LA||62.39||27.76||+34.63||159||.288||90||4||62||25|
|7. Edgar Renteria, STL||58.18||76.22||-18.04||149||.287||84||10||72||17|
|8. Jack Wilson, PIT||57.82||37.51||+20.31||157||.308||82||11||59||8|
|9. Royce Clayton, COL||57.15||28.49||+28.66||146||.279||95||8||54||10|
|10. Omar Vizquel, CLE||55.86||22.87||+32.99||148||.291||82||7||59||19|
|11. David Eckstein, ANA||51.27||35.73||+15.54||142||.276||92||2||35||16|
|12. Rafael Furcal, ATL||49.90||56.13||-6.23||143||.279||103||14||59||29|
|13. Orlando Cabrera, BOS||48.21||64.36||-16.15||161||.264||74||10||62||16|
"No, we don't have any guys like that."
I didn't expect it, This really hurts,''
"They've ripped my heart out."
I really loved playing there, I really loved the experience I
had in the short time I was there," he said. "I just felt Chicago
is the best place for me. I'm looking forward to going out there
and, hopefully, turning this into a long-term relationship."
I don't know anything of that,'' NESN spokesman Gary Royto say when questioned if McDonough would be back. The Boston Herald reports that NESN executives do not plan on renewing McDonough's contract.
He was always miserable." McDonough on Nomar's tenure with the Red SoxMcDonough called a mere 28 games last year down from calling the majority of the 162 games a few years ago. Traditionally an over the air broadcaster, McDonough's airtime was reduced since NESN had begun broadcasting the majority of Sox games two years ago. McDonough is no stranger to looking for new jobs. Over the years he has worked for a myriad of networks including CBS, ABC, and ESPN as well as a handful of local affiliates broadcasting the Red Sox games throughout the 90's. A couple years ago he turned down an offer to call play by play for the Mets citing quality of life issues after a talk with his father.