PI, Times on the 2005 M’s
Lot of good stuff over at the PI.
David Andriesen constructs a lineup in what I think is the smartest and most deliberate setup so far. He moves Ichiro to center, which is interesting but (we should face this) unlikely to happen unless he assents, given his astronomical pull. Hire Beltre and Drew, puts Lopez in at short.
John Hickey’s lineup offers a counterpoint where he hires Glaus and Sexson, and plays them at 3B and 1B, respectively. Which… ennnhhhh.
Hickey also offers a good piece on what the M’s are looking for. It includes this heartening quote:
“We’re looking for people who will help us for more than one year,” general manager Bill Bavasi said. “We’re not looking for acquisitions just for the ’05 club. We’re looking for ’05, ’06 and ’07.”
So that’s the PI: Thiel’s great column, and some good stuff. The Times offers —
Larry Stone! Woo-hoo! Today, he’s written about possible managerial candidates. He also goes out in pursuit of some of those candidates in a good piece.
Mmm… local coverage goodness on a Wednesday.