Beltre on Perez, other good stuff
Good stuff in the PI: The M’s are working on Odalis Perez, and his friend Beltre’s part of the full-court press. But even better for me was this toss-off at the end:
The non-tender process will create a new pool of low-priced free agents. General manager Bill Bavasi has said he’ll take a good look at the non-tender pool.
I looooooove hearing stuff like this. Gillick had a kind of open disdain for building full rosters, occasionally tossing money at a Colbrunn when it crossed his mind — which is why his benches sucked, and the Gillick M’s were often unprepared for injuries. Knowing that team’s paying attention to stuff like this, even if they ultimately do nothing, makes me happy.
I wonder if Bavasi knows this about the hard-core M’s fans and is just saying stuff like that to buy our affection. (pause) Well, it’s working then. Go Bill go!